UK indie duo CHAMPS have released “What Heaven Is Looking For“, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album, Ride The Morning Glass, due out April 26 via BMG. The track joins previously released singles, “Adeleine,” “My Baby Lorraine,” and “All The Wrong Places” and finds brothers Michael and David Champion exploring a timeless, dreamy sound that feels like it was plucked out of another era.
“‘What Heaven Is Looking For’ is late night in a dimly lit room. A pretentious fantasy of Paris in the 20s. Dark reds, burlesque, paintings of Mediterranean fruit,” says Michael Champion setting the tone for the new single. “It’s not necessarily a person that Heaven needs to fill an unknown void but more a scenario. An ironically earthly scenario. A glimpse behind the curtain to a time that’s already come and gone. Heaven is probably still looking for it, but might not ever find it. Heaven will always be bleaker than earth. Or at least Paris in the 20s”
Recorded at Isle of Wight’s legendary Red Squirrel Studios and produced by James Thorpe, Ride The Morning Glass is a unique combination of cool minimalism and evocative Americana, studded with radio-friendly songs that capture the imagination with cinematic vistas and colorful characters open to a dozen interpretations.
Ride The Morning Glass sees CHAMPS achieve the level of creative involvement they’ve always dreamed of. With time (songs were collected over five years), space (the island’s legendary Red Squirrel Studios), and as many vintage analog synths as they could get their hands on, they were able finally to produce the sound they heard in their heads – a sound that unites past and present and conjures up a thousand dreamlike associations.