Modern-day pop-punk torchbearers State Champs are out headlining the entire Warped Tour this summer, and for the farewell trek, they’ll have a brand-new album of their own to promote. Living Proof, the Albany, New York, band's third LP, is out June 15, and so far they’ve shared advance jams “Crystal Ball” and “Dead and Gone.” Today we’ve got the premiere of new song number three, the posi-packed “Mine Is Gold.”
"If you’ve ever been betrayed, bullied, or doubted by someone close to you, ‘Mine Is Gold’ is for you,” vocalist Derek DiScanio tells Billboard. “Your heart is black and mine is gold,” goes a clear-eyed chorus that slows down the tempo, invites the mosh pits to open, and lets State Champs slug it out for the good guys.
“This one hits home for us in a range of ways and gives us a sense of pride after the musical risk we took on the chorus of this song especially,” DiScanio continues. “We took a lot of influence from bands like Cartel and Saves the Day on this song and the way they can shape dynamics and changes in energy."