As they approach the one year anniversary of their debut release, we caught up with DOUBLECAMP to find out some more about the duo behind their colourful indie pop sound.

Every once in a while you hear an artist or a track that instantly whirs you away into a summery, carefree world. DOUBLECAMP and their infectiously bright indie pop sound seem to have mastered this art, and latest singles ‘Whenever You Call’ and ‘Wake Up’ are their most concise examples of this to date.

As they approach the one year anniversary of their first release, we figured that there was no better time to have a chat with the duo, and find out some more about the influences and experiences that have molded such a carefree and effortless sound.


DOUBLECAMP is Joe Neary and Jordan Burmeister. We’re two best friends who live in Nashville and love making music together that means something.  The “CAMP” aspect of the name is the team around us and the people who support and believe in what we do.

How long have you been making music?

Our first release as DOUBLECAMP was May 31st of last year, but both of us have been making or playing music since high school and in other projects prior.

Why do you make music?

We say we make music to sort through our feelings and I truly think that’s the best way to say it.  I (Joe) use writing as an outlet for my anxiety.  The process off putting my emotions into a the right words and the right mood of a song helps me understand myself a little better.

What are your biggest influences?

Our influences are all over the map. Young the Giant, Mac Miller, Andy Grammer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the list goes on.  We’ve got a playlist on Spotify of all the songs we are vibing to at the moment.

Honestly, I grew up mostly just being exposed to the mainstream radio, which is why I think I naturally gravitate towards the pop format when it comes to songwriting.  I’m sure there’s been influences I have picked up on, but I’m not sure in terms of specifics.  Songwriting has always been cathartic to me, so I try and just write what comes out in the moment.

What would you say has been your best moment so far?

I can’t really think of one specific moment honestly. I think the fact that people are enjoying the music has been the best part of it all.  When you make something that is an authentic part of yourself and share it, there is always that feeling of, I hope it’s accepted.  We have just been enjoying making music we love and constantly growing.

How would you describe your sound to someone unfamiliar with it?

I always just say emotional songs with a hopeful twist.  As far as genre I guess we fall in the pop/ indie pop category, but I think if you tell someone something deeper about it, they’ll listen for the content as well as the music.

What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?

I think playing an arena or major festival as a headliner is one of the top goals because we want to play music for as many people as possible.  We put a lot of thought into our live show, visuals, and the content we want for our fans.

How does the dynamic work for DOUBLECAMP as a duo?

Typically, Jordan and I will collaborate on the music and then I (Joe) work on the lyrics and melodies.  We work well together, so it’s a pretty smooth process.

We love your single ‘Whenever You Call’ could you tell us some more about it?

I think sometimes we can feel alone in our own anxiety, which in turn can make problems feel way heavier than they need to be.  Whenever You Call is about someone who understands that and has a way of reminding you that everything is okay

And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?

Honestly, I’d say family and friends.  We started with a great support circle, but it has been awesome to watch it grow.  There’s some competition, but we always gotta go with the family.