Will Champlin

Will Champlin

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandElectronicNew Wave

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Biography

Born and raised in Los Angeles into a musical family, Will Champlin holds his own from playing piano on Michael Jackson's last record, to reaching top 3 of season 5 of The Voice on NBC. He has toured and/or written for acts like Glenn Frey, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Headley, Reik, & One Direction. His songwriting work on Heather Headley's 2010 “Audience Of One” earned him 2 Grammy wins. He's also recently collaborated with YouTube artists such as Kurt Hugo Schneider and others. 


In July of 2014 Will released his record known as 'Borrowing Trouble' which features the single 'Heat of Passion' that was used for HBO's 2014 fall preview, and 'Eye of the Pyramid' that he returned to The Voice stage to perform. With a new album in the works, Will released the song 'Indigo' as a current single, co-written with Ryan Marshall of Walk Off the Earth. In the summer of 2018 he toured with the Legendary Rock Supergroup Poison playing keyboards and backing vocals. Now back in working extensively on new music and new sound.

Lyrics

Indigo

Written By: R. Marshall,W. Champlin

V1
Baby I’m setting you free, better you than me
I was never the bird in the cage,
wanting to fly away
to fixated on hope
till it went up in smoke
you got some living to do
guess I’ll go live it up to

It won’t be easy to erase the you and me
only left with a song and a memory
even though what we had was beautiful
I’m missing you but I’m moving on

P-CH
All the uncertainties, animosities that we’re breaking us down
I know it’s bitter but it’s better now

CH
Into the night I go, losing my self control
till I’m seeing indigo on the ceiling
feeling the fire inside, stuck in a moments time
like I’m never gonna see the morning
feeling the bass and the trap in my head
looming and booming and breaking a sweat
Into the night I go Losing my self control
till I’m seeing indigo on the ceiling

V2
Waking up in a morning haze, it can knock you out like a tidal wave
when it’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon, to re-live it again it would be too soon
can’t get enough of the madness, I could paint up the night like a canvas
sometimes I wonder if, you’re ever doing the same
It won’t be easy to erase the you and me
only left with a song and a memory
even though what we had was beautiful

BR
feel the rush feel the bass feelin alright
feel the moment while your glowing in the moonlight

Crown Vic

Written By: W. Champlin

V1
such a flowering night
And I'm blooming in temptation
See the flashing lights,
but it’s all hallucination
feels like time is frozen
and there’s only you and me
And Human natures spoken
And I feel your burning heat

CH
With my blood shot eyes
Gotta get you home with me
home with me
All the beads of sweat on your skin
I'm sinking deep I'm sinking deep
So Just keep me hanging on
Till the moments gone
I'll Drink your body down like poison
In my bloodshot eyes
Gotta get you home now
I hope the law don't chase me down
I hope the law don't chase me down

V2
Got me rolling just right
With a chemical fixation
Maybe just one night
Waiting for a revelation
You hit my weakness right
With the strength of our desire
Rolling thru the red lights
Headed straight into your fire
us back, endlessly

CH
With my blood shot eyes
Gotta get you home with me
home with me
All the beads of sweat on your skin
I'm sinking deep I'm sinking deep
So Just keep me hanging on
Till the moments gone
I'll Drink your body down like poison
In my bloodshot eyes
Gotta get you home now
I hope the law don't chase me down
I hope the law don't chase me down

Bridge
Keep me hanging on
I hope the law don't chase me down
Keep me hanging on
I hope the law don't chase me down

Last verse
such a flowering night
And I'm blooming in temptation

Discography

Born and raised in Los Angeles into a musical family, Will Champlin holds his own from playing piano on Michael Jackson's last record, to reaching top 3 of season 5 of The Voice on NBC. He has toured and/or written for acts like Glenn Frey, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Headley, Reik, & One Direction. His songwriting work on Heather Headley's 2010 “Audience Of One” earned him 2 Grammy wins. He's also recently collaborated with YouTube artists such as Kurt Hugo Schneider and others. 


In July of 2014 Will released his record known as 'Borrowing Trouble' which features the single 'Heat of Passion' that was used for HBO's 2014 fall preview, and 'Eye of the Pyramid' that he returned to The Voice stage to perform. With a new album in the works, Will released the song 'Indigo' as a current single, co-written with Ryan Marshall of Walk Off the Earth. In the summer of 2018 he toured with the Legendary Rock Supergroup Poison playing keyboards and backing vocals. Now back in working extensively on new music and new sound.

Set List

Indigo

Sparks

Heat of Passion

Wolves (one direction) 

Science

Electric feel (MGMT)

Rebels 

Borrowing Trouble

Breathe

Picasso in my pocket

Cake by the Ocean (DNCE)

Can't Stop the Feeling (JT)

Silence (Marshmellow w/ Khalid)