The songs of Champagne Babycakes are hefty yet compact, like a deck of cards, and reflect Kates’ mainstay themes of romance and family life. Sonically, the album echoes and amplifies features of The Sexy Accident’s prior work, including the groove of Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader
, the layering of Lavender 3
, the squall of Mantoloking
, and the dynamics of Kinda Like Fireworks.