“This is based on a true story”, indeed.
The Arkells are set to put out their fourth studio album, Morning Report, next Friday, and they have just released a new video for the album’s third single, “Drake’s Dad”. The funny thing is, the song is based around the chance encounter between Arkells’ frontman, Max Kerman, and Drake’s actual dad!
“Last summer I was on a road trip with my best friends through the American South,” Kerman recalls, “and in the middle of the night, we happened to meet Drake’s dad — Dennis Graham — in a Memphis bar. I love writing about the joy of friendship, and the lighthouse that home can be while you’re out lost at sea,” he explains. “The narrative carries on to Nashville for some more shenanigans, and finishes with us crawling back into bed back home in Hamilton, very tired and missing our girls.”
And if you are thinking to yourself, “Is that Drake’s REAL father in the video?”, you’re right! The Arkells roped in Drake’s dad, Dennis Graham, to actually perform in the video.
Catch the fourth album, Morning Report, on August 5th everywhere.