Photo by Sophia Matinazad

American folk band Caamp announced their newest offering Lavender Days will release on June 24 via Mom + Pop. In celebration of the announcement, the band shared the first single-off project, “Believe.”

The album was produced by Caamp and Beatriz Artola, who is known for his work with Fleet Foxes, Adele and Sharon Van Etten and features additional production by Brad Cook, who is known for his work with Waxahatchee and Snail Mail. The first recordings were tracked at Sylvan Esso’s private studio outside of Durham, N.C. in February of 2021, where they welcomed friends Nathaniel Rateliff and Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield to add additional vocals. The record was wrapped at Caamp’s home studio in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

Lavender Days explores themes of loss and heartache inspired by Caamp’s lead singer Taylor Meier’s experience of losing a “great love, a great dog, his livelihood, his sanity” and all familiarity during the pandemic. The experience placed him back at home to settle into and familiarize himself with his roots and small pleasures.

“Believe” showcases Caamp’s warm, assured and vulnerable sound. They share the mentation that got them through the years through their signature harmonies. “‘I believe in you baby’ – a mantra for yourself and for the world,” said Meier in a press release. “It’s about sticking through the tough and heading for the sun.”

Caamp will be on tour throughout the year supporting The Lumineers this May and June, making stops at renowned locations like Forest Hills Stadium in New York and Wrigley Field in Chicago. They’re expected to announce headlining tour dates in the coming weeks.

Pre-order Lavender Days here.