Arkells - Drake's Dad
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Drake’s Dad appears on Morning Report, available August 5th.
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Music video by Arkells performing Drake's Dad. (C) 2016 Arkells Music Inc./Universal Music Canada Inc.
Today, rock quintet Arkells shared the video for their new song "Drake's Dad" from their highly anticipated new album, Morning Report, out August 5 via Last Gang Records/eOne in the U.S. and Universal Music Canada. The video, which features Drake's dad himself, premiered via Consequence of Sound, who commented that, "the song itself incorporates a distinctly Southern groove that feels right at home alongside visuals of Arkells getting up to all kinds of mischief." The song is based on an actual experience frontman Max Kerman had.
"Last summer I was on a road trip with my best friends through the American south, and in the magic of the night, we happened to meet Drake's dad - Dennis Graham - in a Memphis bar," Max said. "He couldn't have been more gracious, especially given that there were 16 of us, drunk on friendship and cheap American beer. This chance encounter inspired this song."
"The narrative carries on to Nashville for some more shenanigans, and finishes with us all crawling back in to bed back home in Hamilton, very tired and missing our girls," Max continued. "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."
It only seemed fitting when the time came to film the video that the crew head back to Memphis and figure out a way to get Drake's dad in it.