People’s Champs take the road less traveled in the official video for “No Prisoners” (Hostages). The 80s synth pop revival ballad is a reworked version of “Hostages” from the Brooklyn collective’s 2015 full-length American Dreamers album, led by the powerhouse harmonies of vocalists Melanie Charles and Starr Busby and The Superpower Horns. The song scores the clip directed by Ari Joseph and Eduardo Lytton, which finds the singers – fresh from a stint with the Gorillaz – leading the band to the promised land. Bassist Jordan Scannella, trombonist Alex Asher, trumpeter Cole Kamen-Green, guitarist Seth Johnson, drummer David Frazier and keyboardist Dov Manski venture blindly into the dark, down a desolate road and later through the woods. There they are delivered to the top of the world, where they are greeted by refracting light and all of their limitless possibility.

Brooklyn band, People's Champs, run to the sun in the official video for their single "No Prisoners" (Hostages) directed by Ari Joseph and Eduardo Lytton.

Source: Shervin Lainez

“No Prisoners” is a coming-out party for People’s Champs, who seamlessly weave arty indie pop with deep, retro Afro-grooves and 80’s synth stylings a-la-Tears for Fears meets Zapp & Roger. The heavyweight vocal performances of Melanie & Starr combined with the impeccably smooth dance track make “No Prisoners” an undeniable summer jam. In keeping with their message-driven lyrical style, People’s Champs’ riff on the words of Persian poet Hafiz, urging listeners not to hold themselves hostage.

Purchase “No Prisoners” (Hostages) via Bandcamp. Follow People’s Champs via Twitter at @peopleschampsny.


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