Asian-Canadian electronic R&B/hip-hop duo Samurai Champs have released a new single in advance of their album debut.
The Kato On The Track-produced “Poseidon” is available now on Spotify and other digital outlets.
You can check out the single below, along with the accompanying press release.
Majid Jordan R&B inspired tones Samurai Champs with new single “Poseidon”
Having already impressed numerous outlets with their first release of 2019 ‘Bae’ back in January, Canadian duo Samurai Champs continue the soulful RnB sound of their forthcoming debut album with their latest cut “Poseidon.”
With Merv xx Gotti’s smooth and impassioned vocals taking the charge on this new release, Jeah’s distinctly more rap inspired aesthetic gives the single a feeling of ever-changing tone, matching the style of other artists such as Frank Ocean and Drake. Produced by Kato On The Track, “Poseidon” manages to conjure up that blissfully unique tone the pair have always been able to maintain, resulting in a warm and inviting record that pays homage to their raw and soul- filled influences.
Speaking about their latest release, the group added, “It was honour to make this song as it was our first time working with our good friend and inspiration, Kato On The Track. He programmed the beat’s percussion and is known for his knocking drum production on the 808s.”
“The song’s inspiration is simple – it’s our view on collaboration. There’s a balance between knowing when to be in harmony with some, and when to crash upon others with the wrath of ‘Poseidon.'”
This latest track follows on from an extremely busy 2018 for the duo. Having toured extensively throughout their home nation of Canada, the duo also made the great leap across international borders with notable appearances at South By South West, North By North East, Reeperbahn Festival and The Great Escape. And as 2019 begins to kick off, Samurai Champs are set to make this forthcoming year their biggest to date.
Both Merv xx Gotti and Jeah are of 1st/2nd generation Asian-Canadian heritage, which leads to the upholding of their cultural roots and supporting of ethnic minority representation in North American hip-hop, music, and creative culture. This has led to the duo forming the Trifecta Artist Collective and Trifecta Music Festival, with both organisations aiming to improve the representation of minority artists in their country’s music scene.
“Poseidon” is set to be available to stream and download from the 5th April, and will feature on the band’s eagerly-awaited debut album, set to arrive later this year. The pair are also planning more tour dates for the next 12 months, which will include Music Matters 2019 in Singapore later in the year.
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