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Cut up between Los Angeles and Norman, indie rock duo Sports activities – Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot – is engaged on a brand new, two-part LP to be launched over the approaching months, and enthralling lead single, “Child Child,” is giving us a tantalizing tease. 

The emotional music has roots stemming all the best way again to Chronister’s beginning and his relationship along with his mom, in response to the press supplies. 

“‘Child Child’ is about codependency. My feelings being depending on another person’s feelings. It’s a couple of vicious cycle of not having the ability to consolation somebody who’s crying, and their crying ending up making me extra upset than they’re,” Chronister (songwriter, vocals and keyboards) mentioned in a press release. 

“Within the verses of the music I’m expressing my frustration with being unable to be comforting, and within the refrain I find yourself asking for consolation. It’s a tousled cycle that I discover myself in. The ego putting itself the place it doesn’t belong. However because the music goes on, that final refrain will get extra emotional, and the identical lyrics could be heard as precise empathy. As if one thing clicked and I felt your ache and cried with you, as an alternative of simply attempting to make myself really feel higher.” 

He mentioned his mother’s use of the Amy Grant music “Child Child” to consolation him as an toddler impressed the brand new monitor. 

“After I wrote the music, I had arbitrarily named it ‘Child Child’ earlier than I had actual lyrics written for it. I needed the music to be about crying, as a result of after I was a child, I had colic and I cried on a regular basis. The one factor my mother may do to cease it was play the music ‘Child Child’ by Amy Grant tremendous loud in the lounge whereas she danced with me in her arms. I like that sentiment. It’s really a wonderful instance of easy methods to love somebody who’s upset. I like the picture I’ve in my head of my mom’s reminiscence. Positively my first relationship with a selected music. I nonetheless love that music,” Chronister mentioned in a press release. 

Sports activities has been refining its infectious, funk-laden electro-pop sound that Chronister and Theriot first started to craft in grade college for half a decade now.  The band’s debut LP, “Bare All The Time” (2015), and its follow-up, “Folks Can’t Cease Chillin” (2016), featured a number of critically praised singles, together with “You Are the Proper One,” “Panama,” “No matter You Need,” and “Somebody You’d Quite Be Relationship.” 

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