New York-Berlin trio Champyons unveil Super 8 short "Maria-Luiza"
A new provocative piece is unveiled by New York-Berlin trio Champyons. "Maria-Luiza" is taken from the debut album Cha Cha Cha, due March 16th 2018, via Embassy of Music. Classic genre boundaries are overcome, as sample-driven beats meet traditional song structures. This innovative songwriting can be found on "Maria-Luiza", where no instrument is what it seems at a first listen. The single is accompanied by a Super 8 short film, which, like the lyrics themselves, is composed of fragmented thoughts and words, visualising the theme of a first encounter.
The three-member band and producer collective Champyons release their new single "Maria-Luiza". After "Dusty" and "Living In The Movies", "Maria-Luiza" is the next impression from the debut album Cha Cha Cha by the Berlin-based band, which will be released on March 16, 2018, via Embassy of Music.
This innovative songwriting can also be found on "Maria-Luiza". No instrument is what it seems to be at a first listen. The song is a kind of caricature of a more classic rock arrangement, performed by unconventional means.
Champyons, consisting of Kptn (vocals/keys), Flx (bass/guitar) and Tweety (drums), first gained international attention in 2011 through the project "Skrillex Presents: Free Treats", to which they collaborated with EDM heavyweight ZEDD. In the years that followed, the trio made their way into the international music scene, moving between Europe, New York City, and London. Producing their sound on laptops in remote locations, trains, and airplanes, the band left their rock roots behind and made the decision to move towards sample cutting, drum looping, and experimental songwriting. An important step in the creative development was the single "Roaming in Paris", released in 2014, which combined classic storytelling à la Leonhard Cohen, with modern R’n’B elements.
After settling into Berlin's pulsating music scene the following year, they signed a record deal with the label Embassy of Music and began working on their first long-player in 2016. For the creation process, Champyons decided to be completely independent and to produce their debut alone.
"New-York-via-Berlin trio return with another brilliantly epic electro-rock release" - Mystic Sons
"This fiery single inspires and is inspired by provocative visual artist and a fusion of memorable R’n’B, rock and electronic deities." - SSG Music