At the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, I had the wonderful opportunity of discovering and seeing State Champs play live. I immediately fell in love with them and I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for them to release new music.

Yesterday afternoon, the band released the first single of their upcoming album, “Living Proof,” called “Dead and Gone.”

When I hit play on the song, it was that classic State Champs sound, which makes me extremely happy. A lot of bands are changing their sound nowadays and it’s refreshing to see a band stick to what they know.

The chorus is catchy and the backing instrumentals are pretty strong as well. I am very excited to see the other singles they release and the album itself.

“Living Proof” will be releasing on June 15th of this year. You will also be able to catch State Champs this year at the Vans Warped Tour.

Pre-order their album here. Listen to “Dead and Gone” on Spotify!