Hamilton’s Arkells release track from new album Blink Twice; tour dates released
Published July 28, 2022 at 2:55 pm
Hamilton’s Arkells shared a new track Thursday from their seventh studio album, Blink Twice, scheduled for a Sept. 23 release. The group also announced a 22-date international tour featuring Lights, K.Flay, and Joel Plaskett Emergency.
Lights is featured on the track Human Beings — a song that frontman Max Kerman calls “chaotic.”
“We wanted a chaotic energy; something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel,” says Kerman. “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.”
Lights calls Human Beings an anthem for those who need a shake-up.
“To me, this song feels like an anthem for seeking out moments and people that can make you feel something,” says Lights. “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.”
You can watch the video for Human Beings featuring Lights on the Arkells’ official YouTube channel.
The release of this new track follows the band’s hometown festival, “The Rally,” which broke concert attendance records at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.
Blink Twice, the brand new companion album to the band’s current release, Blink Once (which has garnered 50 million Streams), showcases a new collection of songs.
Blink Twice tracklist:
- Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)
- Take Back Everything
- Human Being (ft. Lights)
- Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)
- Nowhere To Go (ft. Wesley Schultz)
- Dance With You (ft. Cœur de pirate, Aly & AJ)
- Running Scared
- Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)
Blink Twice can be pre-saved here.
Blink Once/Twice 2022 tour dates:
- July 30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga
- July 31 – Saint John, NB – Area 506 Festival
- Aug 1 – St. Johns, NL – George Street
- Aug 13 – Sudbury, ON – Grace Hartman Amphitheatre
- Sept 9 – Berlin, GER – Lido w/ Lights
- Sept 12 – Hamburg, GER – Knust w/ Lights
- Sept 13 – Düsseldorf, GER – Zakk w/ Lights
- Sept 15 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio w/ Lights
- Sept 16 – Bristol, UK – Thekla w/ Lights
- Sept 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 3 w/ Lights
- Sept 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club w/ Lights
- Sept 20 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor w/ Lights
- Sept 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy w/ Lights
- Sept 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric w/ Lights
- Sept 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk w/ Lights
- Sept 30 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre w/ Lights
- Oct 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre w/ K.Flay
- Oct 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre w/ K.Flay
- Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena w/ K.Flay
- Oct 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome w/ K.Flay
- Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place w/ K.Flay
- Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency