Sub Pop Mega Mart

Jenn Champion Single Rider

Type:
Album
Release Date:
July 13, 2018
Catalog No:
73104
Label:
Hardly Art
Includes Downloads

Fans of Jenn Champion (formerly “S”) have praised her open-hearted lyrics, expertly-deployed melancholia, technical skill, and willingness to forgo conventions, but mostly they’ve praised her for making albums they could cry to. With the release of Cool Choices in 2014, Champion made what many considered the best record of her career, and a lot of people cried to it. 

On Single Rider, Champion brings with her all those skills and vulnerabilities, but it is not a record for wallowing: it is a record for intense eye contact on the dancefloor. “Sometimes you are sad and you just want to dance about it,” said Champion. 

Despite the new direction in her sound, emotion cuts through on Single Rider in the classic Champion style, weaving simultaneously pleading-and-incensed vocals into anthemic pop songs. Champion wants her listeners to see that the rooms are all on fire and she has not given up. Taking a double “fuck you” approach to the world, to the patriarchy, all the things which screw you up and hold you back, she is dancing right on out of the disappointment apocalypse with her middle fingers in the air, and you can follow if you want to.

  • First LP pressing on limited colored vinyl
  • LPs and CDs include a digital album download, available on release day
  • The digital download of this album contains two bonus tracks
  • Cassette format does not include a digital album download

Jenn Champion Single Rider

Fans of Jenn Champion (formerly “S”) have praised her open-hearted lyrics, expertly-deployed melancholia, technical skill, and willingness to forgo conventions, but mostly they’ve praised her for making albums they could cry to. With the release of Cool Choices in 2014, Champion made what many considered the best record of her career, and a lot of people cried to it. 

On Single Rider, Champion brings with her all those skills and vulnerabilities, but it is not a record for wallowing: it is a record for intense eye contact on the dancefloor. “Sometimes you are sad and you just want to dance about it,” said Champion. 

Despite the new direction in her sound, emotion cuts through on Single Rider in the classic Champion style, weaving simultaneously pleading-and-incensed vocals into anthemic pop songs. Champion wants her listeners to see that the rooms are all on fire and she has not given up. Taking a double “fuck you” approach to the world, to the patriarchy, all the things which screw you up and hold you back, she is dancing right on out of the disappointment apocalypse with her middle fingers in the air, and you can follow if you want to.

  • First LP pressing on limited colored vinyl
  • LPs and CDs include a digital album download, available on release day
  • The digital download of this album contains two bonus tracks
  • Cassette format does not include a digital album download

Tracks

  1. O.M.G. (I'm All Over It)
  2. Coming for You
  3. You Knew
  4. Holding On
  5. The Move
  6. Never Giving In
  7. Mainline
  8. Time to Regulate
  9. Bleed
  10. Hustle
  11. Going Nowhere
  12. No One (Piano Version)
  13. Time to Regulate (Gold Brother Remix)