Here is an uplifting video to end your week! This is the first single from Arkells since their 2018 album, ‘Rally Cry’, won a Juno Award. It’s music to move to! The band say: “You never know when the universe will deliver a tune from the song gods, but ‘Years In The Making’ arrived just when we needed it. It leans on a question we keep coming back to: how do we conceive of everything we’ve been through, and shape it to offer some love and hope?
‘Years In The Making’ is meant to encourage us to find ways to embrace the bumps in the road, because all of our challenges are ultimately there to help us work towards the dream – whatever that may be. Most importantly, the song is meant to viscerally offer our bodies all the moves to play it live. Thank you to all of our inspirations that drive us forward.” Indeed, this will be great live and the band are known for their energetic performances. Arkells are a band also known for community conscience and social action. Readers may be interested in their latest campaign to support local digital and print journalism, which is a shrinking industry due to the current culture of getting everything free online. They are gifting free t-shirts to fans who take out year-long paid subscriptions. Submit proof of your subscription via Arkells website. Nice to see advocates for change doing something creative and practical to make a difference.