Crystal Ball // State Champs (5/7/18)
Another new release from State Champs this weekend! I’m not going to lie, I’m so completely obsessed with this song. In the most pure and simple way, “Crystal Ball” is iconic pop-punk. I can already tell it is going to be such a cool and fun song to experience live, just in time for State Champs to hit the road with Warped Tour this summer.
Derek DiScanio is one of my favorite vocalists at the moment, and the song showcases his talent so well. On top of that, the instrumentals are clean and sound absolutely incredible, and the lyrics hit home and will be relatable to everyone who sits down and listens. Their new album, “Living Proof,” is set to drop on June 15th, and if you weren’t already excited, this song should do it. I usually stand by the viewpoint that singles aren’t the best or most meaningful songs off of albums, and if that’s the case, then this album is going to be some of the best work that State Champs has ever done. “Crystal Ball” completely captures the pure pop-punk vibe of the band and their genuine overall talent. This is going to be one to beat, and I’m so ready to see where State Champs go with this album. New album June 15th, and Warped Tour this summer! This summer is going to be one filled with so much good music, and I’m so ready for it. Thanks for kicking it off, State Champs!