After four years we have a brand new track from Sam Roberts Band! It’s called “Ascension”.

Not much was been revealed about the track, until it’s release today other then this preview posted on their social media, along with a link to pre-save the song.

The producer of the song, Gus van Go had this to say about it:

“I wanted to approach this song with a more “punk” approach than is usually used for Sam Robert Band’s recordings. It felt right to me that the song should have a certain rawness and energy reminiscent of some of those British post-punk bands of the late ’70s and early ’80s, like Buzzcocks and Gang of Four.”

The lyrics are a call to action to motivate and climb above the chaos that surrounds us, which is purposely suited towards these times.

“We’ll take the fight to the underground. We’ll take this song to the sky!”

This is also the first track from Sam Roberts Band’s own label, Secret Weapon. The video was directed by Martin MacPherson.

You can watch it below!

Sam Roberts Band are also getting ready to do their very first in-person concert of the year, performing as part of the Ottawa Bluesfest Drive-in concert series on August 1st. Tickets are available here!

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