10 Years of “Champagne”
Today marks A DECADE since the release of my first single “CHAMPAGNE” back in 2012! 🥳🥂🍾🕺 I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! 🥺
To celebrate I thought I would share the backstory of how the song came to be, some fun behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the song and video, as well as some extra-festive surprises – including a BRAND NEW version of the song for 2022!
When I turned 25 I started a bucket list of 20 things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 30. One of them was to write/record a song and release it on iTunes. That was a pretty big deal back then! I remember thinking, “what the heck am I gonna write about?” I wrote about a dozen other songs before it finally dawned on me… “Champagne, duh!” They do say to write about what you know. 😆 I wrote the song on February 17th, 2012. Pretty much in one afternoon. Like a cork… it just popped outta me. 🤷♂️ And I was like, “damn, okay, this is actually pretty good!” I had zero musical experience (apart from like 4 piano lessons when I was like 10). 🤓🎹
I recorded the song at a studio here in Toronto on March 5, 2012. Hearing it back for the first time was so surreal. It was a lifelong dream come true. I grew up on Kids Incorporated and the Mickey Mouse Club, and I always wanted a signature song of my own that others would love and sing along to. I think I did it! 🤪
It was released on March 21, 2012, and sold a few thousand copies on iTunes (back in the day when people used to actually buy music). Basically enough to pay for my upcoming album. 😂 Soon after we shot a fun and cheesy music video (with a $2 budget). “A Day in the Life”… Champagne in the tub, Champagne on the treadmill, Champagne everywhere! Relatable mood. 😜🥂🍾
What else can I say about this song? 🤔 I mean, other than it’s iconic and the soundtrack to my life?! 🤪
Every special occasion calls for a glass of bubbly, and I hope you’re ready for a refill, because I’ve put together a very special BRAND NEW 10th Anniversary version of “Champagne” OUT NOW (click the image below to stream it at your preferred music service)! 💿
And that’s not all, since I didn’t have the resources to do so back in the day, I have finally released a special “Champagne” maxi-CD single with four different versions of the song, two previously unreleased demo’s from the 2012 “Champagne” recording sessions, and an autographed fold out poster! Available now in my online shop.
Feeling super nostalgic as I think back to March 21, 2012 when I first shared this little pop gem with the world. What an incredible sense of accomplishment I felt conquering a creative project I never thought I could, and making a lifelong dream of mine come true. After the last couple of years I hope I can soon capture that exhilarating feeling of pure joy once again. ☺️
Thank you to everyone who has shown this song love over the years, and to those who were here at the very beginning when it first dropped. What a crazy (and simpler) time. ☺️ We’re all grown up now but we can still have some fun! 😎🎉 Thanks for the memories. 🥰