Since the release of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, it seems the show is all anyone is capable of talking about. The ten-part documentary follows the life of Steven Avery, a man who was accused and convicted of the murder of a young woman. Given the content, it’s no wonder it’s caught the attention of so many. One such example is garage rock band The Arcs, who have already released a song inspired by the series.
The track, titled Lake Superior, features lyrics are inspired by Steven Avery himself. “On a stretch of sand, sweet northern breeze / Manitowoc put Avery on the beach,” the singer croons over a psychedelic beat, “Your alibi, will never do / When the whole town’s got it out for you”. The band has also chosen to donate all proceeds to the the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organisation that helps exonerate wrongly convicted people.
After posting the track to their Soundcloud, the band added a statement explaining the thought process behind the track, “It’s like Billy Childish says, ‘We live in troubled times,'” they wrote. “Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system. A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song.”
Listen to the track below: