State Champs have returned with another single off of their upcoming new album, Around the World and Back. The new song is the title track from their sophomore effort and features a duet with Jule Vera frontwoman Ansley Newman. Frontman Derek DiScanio explained to Substream Magazine about the idea behind the song.
“‘Around The World And Back’ is a song about commitment issues and finding a way to overcome them, live in the moment and embrace every opportunity at hand. It’s the first duet song we’ve ever done, and we’re very excited about it. Ansley’s voice is incredible and it’s very refreshing to hear the first female voice featured on a State Champs track.”
Listen to “Around the World and Back” below.
State Champs have been doing a good job of making a name for themselves over the past year. The band headed out on tour this past Spring with All Time Low for their “Future Hearts Tour” and quickly followed it up by going down under to Australia to open for 5 Seconds of Summer on their “Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour.” After a quick break, the New York-based band headed right back on tour on their own headlining trek this summer.
Now, in support of Around the World and Back, State Champs will be hitting the road this fall alongside The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, and You Blew It! For the complete list of tour dates, click here.
Around the World and Back is set to be release don Oct.16 through Pure Noise Records.