“Coming For You” by Jen Champion
Jenn Champion will release her new album Single Rider on July 13th via Hardly Art. Ahead of it’s release the singer/songwriter has dropped a new video for album track “Coming For You”. The clip was directed by Jen Harrington. Jenn Champion Plays her next show on August 9th in Seattle, WA.
Jenn Champion on Single Rider:
“Sometimes you are sad and you just want to dance about it.”
Side B of Cool Choices presaged Champion’s agit-pop transformation. “Let the Light In” and “Tell Me” signaled her move toward a more electronic sound, but it was the digital single “No One” (2016) that marked the clear delineation. “I feel like a door got opened in my mind with electronic and digital music. There was a room I hadn’t explored before and I stepped in,” said Champion. While she’d initially intended to follow Cool Choices with “a rock record – guitar, a lot of pedals, heavy riffs,” plans changed. “I couldn’t pull myself away from the synthesizers and I realized the record I really wanted to make was more of a cross between Drake and Billy Joel than Blue Oyster Cult.”
Soon after the release of No One, Champion’s publishers partnered her with Brian Fennell, aka SYML, and the two co-wrote the song “Leave Like That” (featured on SYML’s Hurt For Me EP). The pair hit it off, and with nearly all of Champion’s Single Rider demos completed, the timing was perfect–she was looking for a producer. “I guess you could say I pursued Brian.”
Despite the new direction in her sound, emotion cuts through on Single Rider in the classic Champion style, weaving simultaneously pleading-and-incensed vocals into anthemic pop songs. Champion wants her listeners to see that the rooms are all on fire and she has not given up.
01. O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)
02. Coming For You
03. You Knew
04. Holding On
05. The Move
06. Never Giving In
08. Time to Regulate
11. Going Nowhere
08.09.18 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
08.10.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
08.16.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
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