Today, rock quintet Arkells shares their new track “Making Due” their highly anticipated new album, Morning Report, out August 5 via Last Gang Records/eOne in the U.S. and Universal Music Canada. The band shared the track yesterday for fans via Facebook Live.
When asked about the song Max said, “‘Making Due’ is about people who’ve been left behind. Communities that’ve been uncared for. We have a lot of hopeful songs, but lyrically this is a helpless one.
Last summer I’d wake up every morning, have a coffee, read the news and feel a little paralyzed. 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.” Max went on to say, “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.
We did this one with Joe Chicarelli and the man made us run it 100 times in the studio. He likes his shit pristine, with some weird moments. At the time I thought he was a crazy motherfucker, but now I’m glad because it turned out like this.”