Lightspeed Champion gives away new song free

Dev Hynes offers up new effort and launches website

Lightspeed Champion, aka Dev Hynes, has made a new song available to download free from his newly-launched website, Lightspeedchampion.co.uk.

‘Heavy Purple’, which features a sample of a Chairlift demo plus a monologue from the band’s Aaron Pfenning, will be available to those who sign up to the website, which will host Hynes‘ regular blogs and photos, along with other content.

In a statement Hynes said of ‘Heavy Purple’: “I started writing and recording the track at my friend Scott‘s studio in Williamsburg and finished the song at Patrick [Wimberly] from Chairlift‘s home studio in Bushwick.

“I played all the instruments, and my vocal was done in one take. The intro features Aaron from Chairlift (extracted from an old song of his), which has Caroline [Polache] from the band doing weird vocal things, and Aaron also does a monologue at the end. The song was basically written as it was recorded.”