Canada’s Arkells have released a new single and stream of “Making Due”, the latest song from their forthcoming new album, Morning Report, set for release on August 5 on Last Gang Records/eOne in the U.S. and Universal Music Canada.

When asked about the song, Max said: “‘Making Due’ is about people who’ve been left behind. Communities that’ve been uncared for. We have a lot of hopeful songs, but lyrically this is a helpless one.

Last summer I’d wake up every morning, have a coffee, read the news and feel a little paralyzed. Another community would be on fire, mostly because they’ve suffered years of neglect. And then I’d listen to covers of Stephen Foster’s Hard Times on repeat. That song can make you cry. But what I love about writing music is that the melodies and rhythm create an alchemy with the words that can also give you a little bit of hope.

We did this one with Joe Chiccarelli and the man made us run it 100 times in the studio. He likes his shit pristine, with some weird moments. At the time I thought he was a crazy motherfucker, but now I’m glad because it turned out like this.”

Morning Report Track Listing:

01. Drake’s Dad
02. Private School
03. My Heart’s Always Yours
04. Savannah
05. Passenger Seat
06. Making Due
07. Round and Round
08. Hung Up
09. Come Back Home
10. A Little Rain (A Song For Pete)
11. And Then Some
12. Hangs The Moon


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