CHAMPS+ SPECIAL GUESTS
CHAMPS, aka brothers Michael and David Champion mark their return with news of a brand new track ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’ released via Play It Again Sam.
Having garnered approval with 2015’s VAMALA and following their first headline UK tour later the same year the brothers have spent the interim writing, demoing and fine tuning their new live set-up. Fragile melancholia coupled with a pop nous provided the foundations for an undeniably personal album that spawned several singles, picking up plenty of air play and clocking up in excess of over six million Spotify plays marking them out as ones to watch.
The past year has seen the pair commuting between their home on the Isle of Wight and London whilst also venturing across S.E Asia combining their love of travelling and surfing. Work on the follow up to VAMALA begins in earnest and ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’, produced by Sean Oakley (Rick Rubin’s go-to engineer) is the introduction to the next chapter.
‘The Garden Is Overgrown’ emerges into the spring sunlight, an exhilarating eruption of guitars and keyboards partnered with Michael on lead vocals cascading almost immediately into a hook laden, engaging chorus. Their return is replete with a fuller sound, no less evocative than previous outings but combined with a new found confidence sees CHAMPS stride forward with what promises to be an exciting next few months.
As Michael explains; “the heart of the song is about youth and all that growing up entails – through the passage of time, relationships and priorities ebb and flow along with flux and excitement and at times, the insecurities and disenchantment that one feels as life’s path is negotiated.”
Watch the video for ‘Vamala’ below: