Friday, April 18, 2014

Arkells - Never Thought That This Would Happen - 2014






They wrote the record in our hometown of Hamilton, with a workmanlike approach. Their workshop was a 150-year-old building: a former spice factory, turned gay nightclub, turned abandoned building. The room isn't acoustically primed, but that forced the band to keep the essentials, lock into the grooves, and let the natural reverb take the tunes into cinematic places.


"Never Thought This Would Happen" was inspired by Hillside. Under the sun, there's live music, workshops and summer dresses flowing in the wind. Beneath the moonlight, there's drinking, dancing, and campfire sing-a-longs. This song takes place after all of that, sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.


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