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Arkells collaborate with Cœur de Pirate, Aly & AJ on summery new single ‘Dance With You’

Arkells have shared a new collaboration with Cœur de Pirate and Aly & AJ on their summer anthem, “Dance With You.” The track comes alongside the announcement of the release date for their forthcoming album, Blink Twice which will be out September 23rd via Universal Music Canada.

The dancey new single features a catchy hook and French verses. “We are thrilled to be featured on this track,” said Aly & AJ explain of the collab. “And we’re happy to lend our vocals to this perfect summer jam to cut loose to.” Alongside the track, Arkells have shared a retro, glamorous music video packed with shots of all the artists dancing along beneath colourful effects.

“We’ve always loved French music,” frontman Max Kerman explains. “From 60s folk to modern electronic music, the sound of the language is unmistakably cool and romantic. Once the song began to come together, we reached out to Beatrice (Cœur De Pirate) to pen the French verse. Our pals Aly & AJ sang on the choruses and the song immeditaly felt like nothing we’ve ever been part of before.”

Watch the video for “Dance With You (feat. Cœur de Pirate and Aly & AJ)” below.

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“So happy I’m featured on this dance track fever dream of a song, with ROC legends Arkells and personal heroes of mine Aly & AJ,” Cœur de Pirate says of “Dance With You.” “Max called me out of the blue and was like ‘write me a verse that sounds like we’re having a good time in a bar in Paris’ and as someone who had just given birth at the time of that call, I thought that was right up my alley.”

In addition to “Dance With You,” Blink Twice features the previously released “Reckoning” and their Cold War Kids collaboration “Past Life.”

Arkells are headed out on tour. Check out the upcoming North American dates below.

Arkells North American Tour Dates:

Hamilton, ON – The Rally – June 25
Lake Cowichan, BC – Laketown Shakedown – June 30
Surrey, BC – Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre – July 1
Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Jazz Festival – July 2
Montreal, QC – Osheaga – July 30
Saint John, NB – Area 506 Festival – July 31
St. Johns, NL – George Street – August 1
Sudbury, ON – Grace Hartman Amphitheatre – August 13
Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre w/ Lights – September 30
Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre w/ K.Flay – October 20
Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre w/ K.Flay – October 22
Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – Oct 25
Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome – Oct 28
Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place – Oct 29
Ottawa, ON – TD Arena – Nov 24

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