Brass Camel Dream Of Being King For A Day

The Vancouver retro-rockers paint a glorious portrait in their theatrical new track.

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Brass Camel channel Queen in their royally entertaining new single King For A Day — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The title track and second preview the Vancouver rockers’ upcoming album, King For A Day offers a thrilling dose of classic pop-rock nostalgia, complete with a soaring theatrical vocals, epic guitar riffs, a shape-shifting arrangement and lyrics that paint a grand portrait of benevolent rulers, spectacular indulgences and absolute corruption.

The song was born from a conversation bandleader Daniel Sveinson had with a fellow motorcyclist who told him that if he was made king for a day, he would call for weekly races up the coast of British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Highway. In just an hour, Sveinson had written the song and demoed it that night.

Speaking of racing forward: Over the past couple of years, Brass Camel’s awe-inspiring live rock shows garnered a loyal following in their hometown of Vancouver. They have played with bands such as Big Sugar, Songhoy Blues, and Hey Ocean! in the city’s most historic venues. In late 2021, the band decided to hunker down and work on an album of original material with the aim of sharing their signature combination of funk, blues, and ’70s prog rock with fans near and far.

The King For A Day album is due Sept. 9. Check out the title track above and below, and find Brass Camel at their website, Instagram and Facebook.