CHAMPS, aka brothers Michael and David Champion are pleased to mark their return with a brand new track titled ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’.
Since the conclusion of their first headline UK tour in 2015, the brothers have spent the interim writing, demoing and fine-tuning their new live setup. Fragile melancholia coupled with a pop sensibility provided the foundations for an undeniably personal album that spawned several singles, picking up plenty of air play and clocking in over six million Spotify plays.
The past year has seen the pair commuting between their home on the Isle of Wight and London while also venturing across Southeast Asia. Work on the follow up to VAMALA begins in earnest and ‘The Garden Is Overgrown’, produced by Sean Oakley 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 harnesses a more full 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.”