I’ve been a fan of Josie Proto since I heard ‘Pub Songs Vol:1’ earlier this year. I think she is very good at creating upbeat music that will make you dance. Her songs can brighten anyone’s day, while her lyrics are relatable to a lot of people.
However in comparison “champagne fizzles” is stripped back. I love how folky the chords are because they match the introspective lyrics. The song could be about how Proto longs to see someone who is close to her, but it could also apply to anyone in lockdown. It’s a very relatable song which shows off her talent and versatility.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos