BLINK TWICE, COMPANION ALBUM TO THE 2022 JUNO NOMINATED BLINK ONCE DUE LATER THIS YEAR
Arkells share their brand new single “Past Life” featuring Cold War Kids, out today on Virgin Music Label. The release is accompanied by their brand new music video, featuring a hilarious guest-starring appearance from SNL alum and MacGruber star, Will Forte.
DOWNLOAD/STREAM “PAST LIFE” HERE
“Last fall we were in LA working on music and had this driving 80’s song about being present in the moment, and liberating yourself from the past,” frontman Max Kerman explains. “We wrote the first verse and left the second one open, hoping that Nathan from Cold War Kids might be drawn to the collaboration. CWK was one of our early influences when we started our band, and we’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with them over the years, and honoured to record this tune with them.”
As Arkells stayed busy making music during the last two years, they always knew they would come out of the pandemic with two distinct records – Blink Once (40M+ streams) and Blink Twice, due later this year. The first single “Reckoning” was released earlier this year.
Arkells had two major headline grabbing live events in 2021, pivoting from their three once-in-a-return-from-pandemic history-making nights at Toronto’s Iconic Budweiser Stage, to headlining the 108th Grey Cup Halftime show in their hometown of Hamilton, ON. Performing a medley of their top hits to over 26,000 people – an all-time Tim Hortons Field attendance record – they were joined by special guests The Lumineers & K.Flay. Watch the performance here.
Their 6th studio album, Blink Once, a bi-coastal project which was recorded in LA and completed in Toronto, includes hit single, “You Can Get It” featuring K.Flay, their fifth #1 at the format. “You Can Get It” was prominently featured in the E3 launch of the Forza Horizon 5 video game trailer last summer. Blink Once also includes #1 track “Years In The Making,” and “All Roads,” which serves as the soundtrack to #TogetherAgain, a national vaccine awareness PSA to combat vaccine hesitancy.
ORDER BLINK ONCE ON VINYL OR CD, HERE
STREAM BLINK ONCE HERE
BLINK ONCE 2022 TOUR:
May 17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 25 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
May 26 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
May 27 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
June 25 – Hamilton, ON – The Rally
June 30 – Lake Cowichan, BC – Laketown Shakedown
July 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Jazz Festival
July 30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
July 31 – Saint John, NB – Area 506 Festival
Sept 9 – Berlin, GER – Lido
Sept 12 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Sept 13 – Düsseldorf, GER – Zakk
Sept 15 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio
Sept 16 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sept 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 3
Sept 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sept 20 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
Sept 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Sept 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric
Sept 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk
Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Oct 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena
Tickets available here.