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Arkells collaborate with Lights on new single ‘Human Being’

Arkells have collaborated with Lights on a new single, “Human Being.”

The track comes from their forthcoming album, Blink Twice, out on September 23rd via Virgin Records / Universal Music Canada. It’s an upbeat new tune with anthemic vocal lines, pulsing synths, and catchy melodies. The accompanying video sees Arkells and Lights gathering around a table playing cards and jenga, performing along to the tune.

“We wanted a chaotic energy – something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel,” frontman Max Kerman explains. “We are learning a lot about ourselves on this record. This song is about finding a truer version of yourself – the one you’ve hid in the past. The song is searching for a kind of freedom that conventional life paths have to offer. Once we had it in good shape we sent it to our friend Lights who is the best at writing about this kind of discovery.”

Listen to “Human Being” below.

“To me, this song feels like an anthem for seeking out moments and people that can make you feel something,” Lights adds. “We all need a shake up and we all hate being stuck in a rut. We all, as humans, share commonalities and needs that bring us together.”

In addition to “Human Being,” Blink Twice features their previously released Aly and AJ and Coeur de Pirate collaboration “Dance With You,” “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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