New York pop-punks State Champs have released new single “10 AM” from their upcoming State Champs Unplugged EP.
The track shows a different side to the band, as frontman Derek DiScanio comments:
“’10 AM’ might be the most experimental song we’ve written and recorded. However, it stemmed from a simple idea to have a mellow, acoustic, feel-good vibe, and mix it with lyrical frustration about questioning your worth in a relationship and unrequited love. We were able to bring in some unique electronic elements in post-production to top everything off, and we’re excited to see what everyone thinks of the final product.”
The EP is a stripped-down and diverse record featuring four new tracks as well as new takes of “Criminal” and “Dead and Gone.”
Just in time for the bands’ 10th anniversary, and as the follow-up to 2018’s Living Proof, the Unplugged EP is out August 14 on Pure Noise Records. DiScanio says about the new EP:
“The Unplugged EP is special for us for many reasons, one main reason being the writing process. We feel like we really went back to our roots, you know, just the band, in a room with an acoustic guitar, writing songs, and having fun. We tend to execute our best material in an environment that is stress-free and organic. Our fans have been asking for new, acoustic, stripped-down material for quite some time; we’re happy to say it’s here.”
Listen to “10 AM” below, and pre-order the EP here.
State Champs Unplugged EP Track Listing
- A Thousand Hearts
- The Recipe
- 10 AM
- Crying Out Loud
- Dead and Gone