Minneapolis’ Hippo Campus has released their first new material since their warmly received EP last year, with the release of their new, standalone single “Passenger.” The track is a pensive, slow-burning indie pop tune, produced by regular-collaborator BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Francis & The Lights).
“Passenger’ was written in the winter of 2017 after the first four months of touring on landmark,” commented singer/guitarist Jake Luppen. “Lyrically the themes deal with the challenges of growing alongside the person you love. For this song in particular I tried to challenge myself to write a more complex chord progression to sing to. I started off with a TR-8 groove and the rest followed pretty naturally.”