CONFRONT Playlist — May 9, 2016 at 20:12

Song Suggestion: “Private School” by Arkells

Photo provided by Auteur Research

Photo provided by Auteur Research

Everyone’s favourite Hamilton boys are back with a brand new track, and an album announcement! Just last week, Arkells announced that their follow-up to 2014’s High Noon is called Morning Report, and it’ll be released on August 5.

If that wasn’t enough good news, the band also released the first music video and single from the album, a track called “Private School”. The song starts off with a sort-of Beck-esque piano break, and features Max Kerman singing with more attitude and in a lower register than Arkells fans are probably used to. In true Arkells fashion however, it’s super catchy, and prime for a singalong. Lyrically, the song takes aim at private school kids, perhaps unsurprisingly given the title, and if you’re curious, Fader has more on the topic.

Oh, and the music video (which you can check out below) can be used for a little bit of ‘spot the Cancon personality’ bingo, if you’re so inclined.