New York via LA “void-pop” artist Noah Champ, who performs with a full band as Field Trip, just released a new track. “Still” is fuzzy distortion pop, with surfy harmonies and overwhelming lo-fi sensibilities. “Still” washes over you over time more than it hits you at once, capturing a certain feeling more than relaying any one message. It will be on Field Trip’s upcoming debut LP, Horror Vacui, out in November. You can also catch Noah and company at their record release show at Mercury Lounge on 11/12. Check out “Still” below.
Here’s what Noah Champ had to say about the new song:
This song continues a lot of the narrative of ‘never’ in many ways. I put a very different sounding demo out last year on a short tape called “d e e p ∞ b l u e.” The song has come a long way, both in the way we play it and what it means for me to sing it. The lyrics come from one of my favorite dreams that involved melting into someone underwater, in the shallow end of a swimming pool. If ‘never’ is a song of endings, ‘still’ is its less embittered counterpart, desperately grasping at fleeting memory. It’s about wanting to drown in memories that I now need to escape from, so it’s a pretty emotionally stimulating song for me to listen to / perform.