Arkells release their newest project, Campfire Chords, a stripped-back collection featuring 17 of their most beloved songs plus brand new single Quitting You, which dropped last month on Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
As the music landscape continues to evolve in 2020, Arkells took a pause from working on their upcoming studio album and went back to their roots, reinterpreting past material and rediscovering the singer-songwriter spirit that has long informed their trademark sing-a-longs. Quitting You, the only new song on the album, was inspired by the togetherness of this special project and is about finding comfort in the people closest to you.
Campfire Chords marks the band’s first full-length presentation of this side of their music – see the full track listing below. Vinyl and CDs are available for pre-order HERE. Orders made before August 31st will be signed by Arkells.
Also announced today, Arkells will be featured in a special edition of the Budweiser Stage at Homeweekly TV concert series, airing on Saturday 29th August, on Citytv and Citytv.com at 8pm EST, as well as live-streamed on Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.
Live Nation and Budweiser will bring the spirit of the iconic waterfront music venue in downtown Toronto into the homes of music fans across the country for a special one-time field trip outside the city as Arkells takeover the entire program to debut Campfire Chords.
The performance will include seven of the band’s most familiar hits plus their brand new single Quitting You, as they explore the road that brought them to Campfire Chords. See teaser for a first look here.
“We’ve never had time to make an ‘acoustic record’ because we were too busy playing shows and focusing on new music,” says Arkells’ frontman Max Kerman. “But we also knew that they felt really good to play in a stripped-back way. All of our big rocknroll songs start with an acoustic or piano, so heading back to that place isn’t too much of a stretch. We wanted a healthy mix of our bigger songs and deep cuts. Songs that would be fun to listen to around the campfire, or in your backyard, or at a park. In 2020 we’ve mostly been playing for each other, but Campfire Chords is an opportunity to stay connected with our fans until we can see them in real-life again soon.”