RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED STUDIO ALBUM
FEATURES #1 HITS “YOU CAN GET IT” & “YEARS IN THE MAKING”
Photograph by Nathan Nash; Art: by Kizmet
ARKELLS KICKED OFF THE RETURN OF LIVE MUSIC LAST MONTH WITH 30,000 FANS AT THREE BACK-TO-BACK BUDWEISER STAGE SHOWS
Canadian alternative mainstays, Arkells release their brand new album, Blink Once, today via Virgin Music. In celebration of the release, Arkells are hosting in-person listening sessions today at a secret downtown Toronto location, details here.
Blink Once, a bi-coastal project which was recorded in LA and completed in Toronto, includes current hit single, “You Can Get It” featuring K.Flay, which charted in the #1 spot at Canadian Alternative Radio for 4 weeks and is their fifth #1 at the format. “You Can Get It” was prominently featured in the E3 launch of the Forza Horizon 5 video game trailer this summer. Blink Once also includes #1 track “Years In The Making,” “One Thing I Know,” “Swing Swing Swing,” “Strong,” as well as “All Roads,” which serves as the soundtrack to #TogetherAgain, a national vaccine awareness PSA to combat vaccine hesitancy.
Lead singer Max Kerman said, “Blink Once is about resilience. It’s about grieving with loss and fall outs and finding your way back. The making of the album began before the pandemic, but the material seems to hit harder after everything we’ve been through over the past 18 months. These songs are about finding comfort in your family, community and music.”
The release of Blink Once comes on the heels of Arkells’ recent triumphant return to live music with three ‘once-in-a-return-from-pandemic history-making’ nights at Toronto’s Iconic Budweiser Stage. Previously announced as a two-night affair, a third show was added to meet the overwhelming demand and enthusiasm for the return to live music. The band played to a cumulative 30,000 fans over the three nights. New tour dates will be announced in the following weeks across Canada, the US and abroad.
BLINK ONCE OUT NOW
ORDER BLINK ONCE ON VINYL OR CD, HERE
STREAM BLINK ONCE HERE
ASSETS AVAILABLE HERE
BLINK ONCE TRACKLIST:
You Can Get It (ft. K.Flay)
One Thing I Know
Nobody Gets Me Like You Do
Swing Swing Swing
Years In The Making
Arm In Arm
Hailed by Canada’s The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today. As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn. The most emblematic example of this being The Rally, Arkells hometown concert that was hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, and is slated to return in 2022. On the heels of three #1 singles, Arkells continue to unleash new music and tour dates as the band and their fans return to live in-person festivities. Their hotly anticipated new album BLINK ONCE releases globally September 30, 2021.