Arkells have returned with their brand new single “Quitting You.” While the band were knee-deep working on their next studio album, the quarantine forced them to take four months physically apart – the longest they’d ever spent off the road. Rather than slow them down, the pause presented a new path.
“Quitting You” is an intimate song about finding comfort in the people closest to you and was inspired by Arkells‘ upcoming Campfire Chords project, out August 20. Campfire Chords is a stripped-back collection of the band’s most beloved songs and marks their first full-length presentation of this side of their music. “Does it pass the campfire test?” is a question Arkells often asks themselves while working on new music. If a song can be stripped to its core and be sung around a campfire, then they know they’re on their way.
While we haven’t had concerts lately, we still have music in the kitchen, parks, backyards, docks, and campfires. With songs about the essentials in life – love, friendship, community, and optimism – Arkells‘ Campfire Chords will feel like an old friend, here to keep you company.