One month ago musician Alicia Champion quietly released a self-made music video tribute to her wife, Danielle LoPresti, on the five year anniversary of her late-stage cancer diagnosis. A surprise birthday present for LoPresti, the video is an homage to the couple's 14 year relationship which has been watched over 150,000 times and has left viewers in tears, including star of The CW’s Supergirl, Chyler Leigh, who in a tweet called it “insanely beautiful and inspiring.”
In a candid prologue, Champion explains how the lore of DC Comics' characters Supergirl and Wonder Woman inspired her to compose the lyrics behind, “My Super Girl,” relating the journey of the fictional heroes to her real-life hero and spouse. Following the heartfelt introduction, is Champion’s deeply personal and emotional song that underscores a visual chronicle of their decade-plus love story. A full-time music producer and sound mixer, Champion produced the track in her own Oakland studio and impressively plays nearly every instrument on the recording, save for drums recorded by Nashville’s Megan Carchman, and cello by San Francisco’s Andrés Vera. However, the highlight of the video is Champion’s intensely passionate vocal performance that builds to heights reminiscent to that of the late Chris Cornell.
Champion, LoPresti and their son Xander Lucian, made global headlines when their same-sex family rendition of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus went viral on YouTube in 2015. Since then, Champion has produced follow up music videos including LoPresti’s 2016 exploration of biblical definitions of love, Holy, featuring John Barrowman and Anna Khaja, as well as her own debut video, Bi, which HuffPost called "The bisexual rock anthem you didn't know you needed."