Stan Walker: ‘New Takeover’

Stan Walker’s just dropped a new, fierce track called ‘New Takeover’ and he’s making some bold calls about it.

Walker told fans on Facebook that this song marks a new chapter for him. He explained, “This is a first where the world can see who I am now and what I am capable of; anything before this was trial and error.”

‘New Takeover’ is a proud declaration, which has Walker calling all the underdogs to rise up and become who they’re meant to be. His opening line is, “Young boy ain't no more” and he goes on to sing about his journey and the scars he’s earned along the way.

The single’s cover features Walker sitting atop a horse, wearing the Maori flag, and he explains, “Here I represent the past, present and future. My ancestors, my people, the land, my culture and a hope for greater days to come.”

We’re loving the attitude, but has anyone else noticed that Walker’s started singing in a Caribbean accent in his last couple of releases? Pitchfork recently suggested that Rihanna is the most influential vocalist of the past decade, so maybe that’s where it’s coming from.

Either way, it’s great to hear him delivering some new and fiery tunes. Listen to ‘New Takeover’ and watch the powerful new visual for the song, filmed at Bethells and Muriwai Beaches, below.