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Sunday, July 31, 2016

NEWS: Award-winning Arkells launch new video ahead of

ROCK quintet Arkells shared the video for their new song “Drake’s Dad” from their highly anticipated new album, Morning Report, out next Friday, August 5 via Last Gang Records/eOne in the U.S. and Universal Music Canada.
The video, which features Drake’s dad himself, is below - it's not our usual stuff but we like it, for reasons we don't know, but here's the story...

“Last summer I was on a road trip with my best friends through the American south, and in the magic of the night, we happened to meet Drake’s dad - Dennis Graham - in a Memphis bar,” Max said. “He couldn’t have been more gracious, especially given that there were 16 of us, drunk on friendship and cheap American beer. This chance encounter inspired this song.”

“The narrative carries on to Nashville for some more shenanigans, and finishes with us all crawling back in to bed back home in Hamilton, very tired and missing our girls,” Max continued. “I love writing about the joy of friendship, and the lighthouse that home can be while you're out lost at sea. ‘Drake’s Dad’ is Elton John meets Kanye West. Southern groove, classic piano changes, 808s, and a gospel choir."

It only seemed fitting when the time came to film the video that the crew head back to Memphis and figure out a way to get Drake’s dad in it.

For more information on their tour dates and pre-order packages, please visithttp://arkellsmusic.com.  Watch the video for their first single “Private School” from their new album HERE. Morning Report can be pre-ordered at iTunes.

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