“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends,” is how Alex Silas kicks off his latest single “Champagne” from his upcoming album Tunnels.
It is always good news when Alex Silas & the Subterraneans release new music because you know you are in for heartfelt and honest lyrics laid over live instruments. There is something very special about rap and hip-hop with a live band (no disrespect to DJs or anything). Silas, the hip-hop hippy, is clearly building on the growth from his debut album, Roots, and if “Champagne” is a sign of things to come, he is really honing his craft.
Ottawa Showbox is delighted to debut the video for “Champagne.” The video was recorded at Live on Elgin and opens with Silas & the Subterraneans on stage while the instruments join his raps one at a time. “Champagne” looks like one of the more fun videos to be a part of as the crowd joins in popping bubbly and spraying it all over the place and each other during the chorus: “I swear to God if Jesus walks I will Kanye West pop bubbly / Hey so we don’t even like champagne / but we drink it anyway.” There are also some pretty cool cuts from Silas rapping to people dancing in the crowd and back.
Check out the video below and keep your eyes peeled for more from Alex Silas & the Subterraneans as they slowly roll out pieces of Tunnels over the coming year.