Independent Toronto-based artist Alan Tuck is back with his latest single “By Any Means (Warriors).” The high-octane, blood-pumping track boasts features Chicago rapper iRoc Omega, who recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg, and award-winning Montreal-based rock vocalist and songwriter Bobby John. The result is an irresistible, genre-bending rock-rap anthem reminiscent of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s stellar 2004 joint project Collision Course, tied together with a heartwarming backstory sure to make anyone a fan. Check it out on YouTube here; https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=1ra1mBaeJ1k
Just as he’s dedicated to his chosen craft, Tuck is also a committed parent. His life revolves around his teenage son, Aiden — and from September to April, that means countless days and nights spent at the ice rink, shuttling him to and from his practices and games. It was here that he found inspiration for “By Any Means (Warriors).” Tuck penned the track in the hopes that it would act as a hype song of sorts for Aiden’s team and give them something to listen to before games, motivating them to give it everything they had each day and leave it all on the ice.
Amidst the dog days of summer 2023, prior to the start of Aiden’s season, Tuck laid down the lyrics and initial recording of the track. Knowing he had something special on his hands, he reached out to iRoc Omega. Though they’d never met before, Omega dug the beat and energy of the track and immediately agreed to hop on it. Having secured Omega’s brilliant rap verse, Tuck enlisted Bobby John, who he’d previously collaborated with, to add the rock flavor he desired.
Working together, the trio put the final touches on “By Any Means (Warriors),” the finished product of which is three straight minutes of high-energy, feel-good motivation. And while the track may be a sports anthem, you don’t have to be a hockey player to catch a vibe from it. Together, Alan Tuck, iRoc Omega, and Bobby John adeptly speak to the power of persistence, dedication, and determination to give it your all to the things you care about most — whether that be your job, your family, or your team.
But don’t just take our word for it. You may be wondering what Aiden’s hockey team thought of the song —their answer? “Rock ‘em, hit ‘em!”