The Happy Campers unveil new single, “Icky Cottage Blues”

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The Happy Campers release “Icky Cottage Blues” about those horrible summer getaways

Toronto duo The Happy Campers (featuring Super Producer Chris Birkett and his wife, video director Joan Prowse) serve up a roaring rock-blues amalgam capturing all the nastiness of a lake cottage gone wrong in their new single, “Icky Cottage Blues.”

Pounding drumbeats, wailing guitars, and a wild, careening rhythm are the backdrop to a tale that starts out, “I knew things were bad/ When I unzipped my bag/ And a spider crawled right inside.” Mice, bats, and rats also have their cameos, as well as a mysteriously sticky carpet and a shower so scuzzy it’s better to bathe in the lake.

Sound familiar? Then you’ll understand the comical lyrics and vibe of this latest single by this husband-and-wife team.

It’s a scenario the duo knew was relatable.

“Each summer, thousands of families head to cottages for some R & R,” they said. “Away from city life, they arrive only to find garbage left behind by previous guests, appliances that don’t work, dead flies and mouse droppings inside cupboards and drawers, and bedrooms and bathrooms that had seen better days.” 

The corresponding music video, which features the duo and some cute, creative animation, dramatizes the various scenarios in a playful, comical way.

Watch the video for “Icky Cottage Blues” below, and stay up to date with The Happy Campers via Chris’ socials.

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