Hamilton, ON based band, Arkells have released a brand new video for their song, “Drake’s Dad”. The song is off of their highly anticipated upcoming album, Morning Report which is set to be released on August 5, 2015. The song is one of my favourites on the album, it’s highly catchy and if you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along.
The coolest part of this song is that it actually features Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, and is inspired by the true story of how the band met Drake’s dad, find out what Max Kerman has to say about the origins of the song:
The narrative carries on to Nashville for some more shenanigans, and finishes with us all crawling back into bed back home in Hamilton, very tired and missing our girls.
I love writing about the joy of friendship, and the lighthouse that home can be while you’re out lost at sea. “Drake’s Dad” is Elton John meets Kanye West. Southern groove, classic piano changes, 808s, and a gospel choir.”
Stay tuned to Canadian Beats for my review of Morning Report coming on August 5, and also be sure to check out the video interview that Canadian Beats contributor, Cassandra Popescu conducted at Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, here!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.