Champagne Dreams, out May 6th on Gravitas Recordings, is a true testament of High Step Society’s sound. The group has been creating buzz while making stops on their “High Step Society Spring Tour, and gearing up for their sets at both Lightning In a Bottle and Summer Meltdown Festival, they have no plans to slow down. Inspired by the perseverance and evolution that the group went through in the midst of the pandemic, Champagne Dreams is the creative outlet High Step Society cultivated, bringing in feelings of ease in times of uncertainty.
Champagne Dreams opens the EP with mystical synths slowly getting louder by the second, leaving you in a trance. Strong vocals accompanied by distinct keys pair perfectly with one another creating a vibey atmosphere that will keep you on your feet. Calamity Strut softly begins with piano notes that lead its way to a shimmering horn section, shining all the way from beginning to end making it one hard to forget. Girls Do It Best is easily a summer anthem. Between the sultry vocals and heavy synths, it perfectly showcases the elegant genre blending talents the group is capable of. Moonlight Creep, does indeed sneak up on you with its slow start. Instantly, you feel as if you have been transported back to the 50s being surrounded by the track’s hit-hats and snares so deeply you feel it in your chest. Flora’s New Shoes ends the EP with a fast-paced electro-swing tune, filled with unconventional arrangements of high-energy horns, low-leveled bass, and deep synthesizers that flow seamlessly together.
released May 6, 2022
All music by High Step Society
Lyrics by Betty Jaeger
Produced by Anthony Meade & Nara Reicher
Mixed by Victor França Audioworks
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield of AudibleOddities
Album Art by Delene & Co.