Arkells Unveil New Track “Human Being” Ft Lights

Arkells Unveil New Track “Human Being” Ft Lights

Arkells, Lights – Human Being – Photo by Nathan Nash

Blink Twice To Be Released September 23 Includes “Dance With You” Featuring Lights

Today, Arkells shared a new track, “Human Being,” featuring Lights, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. 

Arkells, Lights – Human Being

“We wanted a chaotic energy – something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel,” says frontman Max 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 hidden in the past. The song is searching for the 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.”

Arkells, Lights - Human Being
Arkells, Lights – Human Being

“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.”

The release of this new track follows the band’s hometown festival, “The Rally,” which has become a highly anticipated and celebrated community event, breaking concert attendance records at Tim Hortons Field. 

Arkells band’s hometown festival, “The Rally”

Blink Twice, the brand new companion album to the band’s current release, Blink Once (50M Streams), showcases a new collection of songs where Arkells continue to push their sound and creativity to a new level. As Arkells stayed busy making music during the last two years, they always knew they would come out of the pandemic with two distinct records. 

“Blink Twice is about going to new places and seeing the world with fresh eyes. You can either move through life and grow stubborn, or you can grow curious,” says frontman Max Kerman. “We’ve never had an album with so many guest artists along for the ride. Everyone from Cold War Kids to Aly & AJ, Tegan and Sara, Lights, Cœur De Pirate, Joel Plaskett and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. At our core, we’ll always be a living, breathing soul band. But Blink Twice lets us be that and more.”

Arkells - Blink Twice
Arkells – Blink Twice


  1. Reckoning
  2. Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)
  3. Take Back Everything
  4. Human Being (ft. Lights)
  5. Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)
  6. Miracle
  7. Nowhere To Go (ft. Wesley Schultz)
  8. Dance With You (ft. Cœur de pirate, Aly & AJ)
  9. Running Scared
  10.  Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)

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

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