Brooklyn’s progressive soul and Afrobeat outfit People’s Champs released their debut self-titled EP over four years ago. Since then, the diverse eight-piece ensemble have spent more than half that time assembling their debut full-length album. Scheduled to drop this fall, the yet-to-be-titled LP is an ambitious nine-track release produced by Rubblebucket‘s Ian Hersey. Their newest offering, “Hostages,” is a tropical-feeling, sun-soaked vamp that melds the groovy, electro-workouts of William Onyeabor with Little Dragon‘s striking soul experimentation. Stream it below.
Listen to People’s Champs‘ self-titled 2011 EP.