Arkells have shared a new single, Past Life, that features a band they consider one of their influences; Cold War Kids.
“Last fall we were in LA working on music and had this driving 80’s song about being present in the moment, and liberating yourself from the past,” says frontman Max Kerman. “We wrote the first verse and left the second one open, hoping that Nathan from Cold War Kids might be drawn to the collaboration. CWK were one of our early influences when we started our band, and we’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with them over the years, and honored to record this tune with them.” The accompanying video includes a cameo from funnyman and SNL alum Will Forte.
The band will release Blink Twice, the follow up to their 6th album Blink Once, later this year and are currently on tour with a stop in Boston May 17th at Paradise Rock Club.