Arkells are releasing their album, Morning Report, on Aug 5th and one of the tracks is called “Drake’s Dad”. The song is about meeting Drake’s dad during a trip they took as a band. And yes, that is his real dad in the video!
Max Kerman shared the story of the meeting with the Consequence of Sound: “Last summer I was on a road trip with my best friends through the American South, 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.”