This morning we’re happy to premiere the second single, “Amigos”, off the upcoming Human Resources album Champagne. “Amigos” was recorded at drummer Matt Zutell’s Coast Records Studio in downtown Charleston, and is fittingly the first official release to come out of the new studio.
“Amigos” is a song about growing up filtered through a Human Resources lens. When guitarist Dries Vandenberg joined SUSTO last year, the band was faced with a whole set of challenges associated with the perpetual absence of a core member. Dries being on the road with SUSTO for extended periods of time introduced an element of uncertainty to the band dynamic, and made the time that they do have together even more valuable.
Human Resources took advantage of these windows of opportunity to brew Champagne, which is possibly my most anticipated Charleston album of 2018. “Amigos” is a sampling of that home-brewed goodness that addresses the uncertainty as well as a transition between the carefree college years and the reality of early adulthood. I have reason to believe this will be a central theme on Champagne.
“Amigos can come across as a straightforward dance song,” bassist Aaron Utterback says, “but we tried to keep it sincere and introspective enough to interest people on a deeper level”.
Champagne is slated for release later this month (tentative date is May 25th), and Human Resources is throwing an album release party at The Royal American on Friday, June 1st. Joining HR that night will be Athens-based musicians Drew Beskin of The District Attorneys and Phillip Brantley of Palace Doctor. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Stream “Amigos” below.