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Listen: New Arkells Song “Never Thought That This Would Happen”

Finally the teasing is over and The Arkells has shared a full new song, “Never Thought That This Would Happen”. The next time they roll through town they want you to know all the words so they’ve also paired the new tune with a lyric video. Check it out below.

This summer the guys will be releasing their third studio album and here is a message from the band about what they’ve been up to:

We wrote the record in our hometown of Hamilton, with a workmanlike approach. We went in five days a week, had an hour for lunch, and rode our bike’s home. Our workshop was a 150-year-old building: a former spice factory, turned gay nightclub, turned abandoned building. The room isn’t acoustically primed, but that forced the band to keep the essentials, lock into the grooves, and let the natural reverb take the tunes into cinematic places.

“Never Thought This Would Happen” was inspired by this beautiful little summer festival in rural Ontario called Hillside. Under the sun, there’s live music, workshops and summer dresses flowing in the wind. Beneath the moonlight, there’s drinking, dancing, and campfire sing-a-longs. This song takes place after all of that, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.The song is a slow-burner, but by the end of it you should be moving.


The Arkells have been doing a good job at getting us excited for new music, they’ve shared multiple in-studio photos and videos through their social networks.

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