New Sam Roberts – “The Gate”

Hopefully Chemical City (out 5/16) will do more for Canada’s Sam Roberts than his debut full-length We Were Born In A Flame. When I first heard that disc’s greatest moment, “Brother Down,” I spread the MP3 like mad. A guitar-driven pop hook so simple often makes for the most infectious tune…

Sam Roberts – “Brother Down” (MP3 Link Expired)

…but of course, it didn’t make Roberts a household name.

Now, from City, the singer/songwriter is offering up a free MP3 of the album’s opening cut.

Sam Roberts – “The Gate” (MP3)

Will it bring him attention beyond Juno voters? Who knows. But we’ll be listening.