Last fall, California musician Noah Champ, who records under the moniker Field Trip, left our sunny shores and headed to Brooklyn, and college at NYU. Through the single and accompanying video, “Song 4 California,” off of his debut EP, The Sounds Inside Your Mind, Champ looks at the jarring yet exciting internal conflict that came with leaving a love affair behind (this one with a place, not a girl) to move on to the next chapter of his life. Gaining traction in the Brooklyn music scene, fellow students make up the performing band, and they have a gig at an outdoor fest at NYU on May 8 opening for Cloud Nothings. But California will get him back, at least for what he hopes are three sunny summer months, so check out his Facebook page for a chance to catch the band performing in L.A. then.
We can’t stop listening to Field Trip’s “Song 4 California” for it’s smooth melody and video clips of vintage Southern California. Start your summer early below.