Dan Auerbach and his colleagues in The Arcs reflect on Steven Avery’s plight in new single “Lake Superior”
Well, here’s the feel-bad non-hit of the winter.
Apparently as enthralled and disgusted by the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” as the rest of us were, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach and his other group, The Arcs, have recorded a new single, “Lake Superior,” inspired by the tale of Wisconsin man Steven Avery, who many feel was wrongfully convicted of murder — after spending 18 years in prison on a rape charge of which he was later exonerated.
Taking its cues from Avery’s life story, the song includes lyrics such as, “Your alibi will never do/When the whole town’s got it out for you.”
The song then expands into broader topics, offering, “And the fat get fatter and the rich stay rich/Where the mice of men are chained and bruised/Where to stand accused is to admit you lose.”
So yeah; it’s got a good beat and you can really bum out to it.
“Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system,” the band says on its Soundcloud page. “A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song.”
Proceeds from the song go to the Innocence Project.
Listen to “Lake Superior” below.