It's official: Bishop Briggs is putting out a new album, and it drops next month!
On Friday (October 11), the singer-songwriter announced that her sophomore album is titled Champion and comes out on November 8. She detailed what the new collection of songs means to her in a lengthy Instagram message.
"I truly feel like this is the most vulnerable music I've ever written. I decided to not hide behind my own metaphors and poetry and however difficult it was to write, I told the truth," she explained. "I wrote this in the midst of a breakup and I truly felt so alone. In hindsight, I think I wrote the album that I needed to hear at that time. So, my hope is that it does the same for you. I hope this album can be the hand that wipes the tears from your cheeks, the shiver down your spine when you feel like yourself again, and the lightness in your spirit when you have closure...even if its just for a fleeting moment. Thank you for allowing me to be so vulnerable and I can’t wait for this to be in the world."
She also released a new song off the record, "Jekyll & Hide," and opened up about what inspired her to write it. "The title is spelt Hide not Hyde. GET IT!??! HEHE!!!! Word play gets me way too hype," she said. "I wrote this one with @kflay and it was produced by @iamjoellittle. In the chorus, we wrote 'are you Jekyll & Hyde-ing me'" as a way to describe the chaotic feeling of dating someone who has two very different sides. I hope you like it. And if you don't, please don't tell me. I'm far too sensitive to hear that."
The new tune follows the album's first two singles, "Tattooed on My Heart" and "Champion." The English songstress also kicks off a North American tour tonight. Pre-Order Champion here and check out Briggs' Instagram post/listen to "Jekyll & Hide" below.
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