Have you heard of this little show called Making A Murderer? It’s basically an unheard of indie docu-series. Who am I kidding? Everybody is obsessed with this Netflix series, even my 86-year-old grandpa.
I bet you’re thinking, okay I love that show too, but how does that have to do with the Tuesday Tune Up? Making a Murderer has now reached peak pop culture obsession, resulting in a collision with the music world in a fantastic fashion.
Murders, especially highly contested ones, have always been fodder for songwriting material. An example is the controversial and well loved song “Hurricane” by Mr. Bob Dylan.
After a binge session of Making A Murderer, The Arcs were compelled by the story of Steven Avery to the point they penned a song about the man at the center of the series. “Lake Superior” uses literary and historical references intertwined with Avery’s own story to deliver a compelling song. The entire process from start to finish took The Arcs two days to write, mix, record, and master “Lake Superior.” Full of eerie synthesizers and a disembodied Dan Auerbach on vocals, “Lake Superior” is a perfect compliment to Making A Murderer.
All sales of “Lake Superior” will benefit the Innocence Project. They are a nonprofit organization that works to exonerate folks who were wrongfully convicted using new and improved DNA testing.
Whether at the end of the day you find Avery guilty or not, it’s still fascinating to see the reach this series has had on our everyday discussions and culture.
Are you on the Making A Murderer bandwagon?
Until next time,