Over the weekend whilst playing Slam Dunk Festival, State Champs played a brand new song that wasn't out yet.
But that song is now out, and it is wonderful.
It's called 'Outta My Head' and glistens with the late afternoon between its preppy chords and insatiable melodies. It's a classic piece of Champs songwriting, brimming with love, rose-tinted longing and shimmering happiness in the best ways possible.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for another anthem.
Vocalist Derek DiScanio had this to say about the song:
“’Outta My Head’ is a faster, nostalgic, rooty one for us. Drawing inspiration from the early 2000’s, we tried to execute an ear wormy energetic tune that could have easily been heard on the American Pie movies soundtrack, or other rom coms alike. If you’re not singing the chorus by the third time it comes around, well, just hit the replay button, I suppose.”
Here it is, alongside a video written, shot, directed and edited by both Lupe Bustos and the band's own Ryan Scott Graham:
It follows on from 'Just Sound' which dropped a couple of weeks ago and sounds like this:
The band are set to tour the UK and Europe next year, and the dates look like this:
08 - BRISTOL Marble Factory
09 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
11 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
12 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
14 - GLASGOW SWG3 Galvenisers
15 - MANCHESTER Ritz
17 - LEEDS Beckeet Students Union
18 - BIRMINGHAM Institute
20 - PARIS Petit Bain
21 - COLOGNE Essigfabrik
22 - STUTTGART Im Wizemann
24 - MUNICH Technikum
25 - VIENNA Flex
27 - BERLIN Hole 44
28 - HAMBURG Uebel & Gefaehrlich
29 - EINDHOVEN Dynamo
31 - ANTWERP Kavka Zappa