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Arkells share first new single of the year ‘Reckoning,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Blink Twice’

Arkells have made their return with their first single of 2022, “Reckoning.” The track comes from their forthcoming album, Blink Twice, which serves as the companion to the Juno-nominated Blink Once.

Blink Twice is due later this year, and features today’s preview. The track is an anthem about “eating the rich.” Alongside the song, Arkells shared a video that sees them performing along to the tune in a black room beneath glitchy effects.

“This song is about privileged people who bury their heads in the sand,” frontman Max Kerman says. “It’s also about the admiration for those who lead by exampke, and want justice for people beyond their own kin. We wanted the song to be big and cinematic – something that felt like walking through the streets at night time. We were inspired by everything from Justice to Run The Jewels. At this point in our career as musicians, we only wanna go where inspo takes us.”

Watch the video for “Reckoning” below.

“The title of Blink Once was born from the song ‘Reckoning,’ and lyrics ‘blink twice, there’s gonna be a reckoning,'” Kerman adds. “If you listen to the outro track of Blink Once – ‘Last Night I Heard Em’ Sing’ – we hint that there’s more coming. Kind of like a post-credits scene in a movie. ‘Reckoning’ is the beginning of what’s next.”

Arkells are headed out on tour in support of Blink Once. Check out the North American dates below.

Arkells North American Tour Dates:

Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *sold out – March 18
Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *sold out – March 19
Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom – March 20
Kelowna, BC – Altitunes Music Festival – April 2
London, ON – Budweiser Gardens – April 15
Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities – April 16
Barrie, ON – Sadlon Arena – April 21
Kitchener, ON – The Aud – April 22
Kingston, ON – Leon’s Place – April 23
Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club – May 17
New York, NY – Irving Plaza – May 19
Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – May 20
Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – May 21
Columbus, OH – A&R Bar – May 25
Chicago, IL – House Of Blues – May 26
Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre – May 27
Hamilton, ON – The Rally – June 25
Montreal, QC – Osheaga – July 30
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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