Following their heart-pumping single "Knocking At The Door," our favorite Canadian rockers Arkells
are back with, well, another heart-pumping single. It's called "People's Champ" and it effortlessly combines modern pop with Motown sensibilities. It's filled with gospel backup vocals, a horn section, and as always, frontman Max Kerman's passionate, high-energy delivery. "We're all looking for leadership that is benevolent and generous, and truly has the will of the people in everything they do," said Kerman in a press release. "We're comforted every day by the people in our neighbourhood who go the extra mile for their community – especially when they don't have to. We love that person. This song is about the opposite of that: it's about the guy who acts like Robin Hood, but is the farthest thing from it. But that's OK: look around and you'll find people's champs all around ya."
If this song, which is the first taste of the band's forthcoming fifth album coming later this year, doesn't get you all heated and riled up - I'm not sure what will.
Watch our sweaty and memorable Bands + Brews session with Arkells: