Published Jun 24, 2016Hamilton rock'n'rollers Arkells are gearing up to give us the Morning Report on their next album, and they've teased its impending release with another new single.
"Making Due" follows up previously shared tunes "A Little Rain" and "Private School," and it hears frontman Max Kerman grappling with the feeling of helplessness that sets in when hearing news about people that are left behind and communities that go uncared for.
"Last summer I'd wake up every morning, have a coffee, read the news and feel a little paralyzed," he explained in a statement. "Another community would be on fire, mostly because they've suffered years of neglect. And then I'd listen to covers of Stephen Foster's 'Hard Times' on repeat. That song can make you cry. But what I love about writing music is that the melodies and rhythm create an alchemy with the words that can also give you a little bit of hope."
That hope was channelled into the track with the help of producer Joe Chiccarelli, who Kerman admits he believed to be "a crazy motherfucker." Ultimately, though, the band are stoked on the final feel: pristine, but "with some weird moments."
Listen to "Making Due" below. Morning Report is out on August 5 via Universal Music Canada.