Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Arkells: "Come to Light"

Arkells just dropped the second single off High Noon, which is set to arrive on July 5, and unlike the slow-burning first single - "Come to Light" is a betcha-can't-listen-just-once jolt of energy.

Front man Max Kerman's handsome vocals call over sweet piano keys and a hurried "Boys of Summer" beat, leaving me positive that this addictive tune and the rest of High Noon will be staples in forthcoming hot weather playlists.

On the meaning of "Come to Light," Kerman says: "Loud and hard, the rain came down like it meant it. Our van's window wipers worked furiously. It was summer, the band was on the road somewhere in the northeast, and we were driving through a torrential rain storm. Mike couldn't see more than five feet in front of us, and if you spoke at a normal volume you wouldn't be heard. There's always a moment though — in the split second you drive through an underpass — where you find a moment of serenity. It's calm, peaceful and quiet. And then boom — you're back in the shit. 'Come to Light' is about finding that moment and holding on to it."

So happy they're back.

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