The song was influenced by the perceived injustices shown in the hit Netflix series
The Arcs, the side-project of The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach, have released a new song inspired by hit Netflix series Making A Murderer.
The recently-aired documentary series was filmed over the past decade and focuses on the trial and conviction of two men in Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey. Both men are currently serving life sentences, having been convicted in 2007, with Making A Murderer paying particular attention to perceived injustices in the case.
Now The Arcs have shared a new track titled ‘Lake Superior’, inspired by the story of Avery and Dassey. Proceeds from the song will go to the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organisation that helps those seen to be wrongly convicted.
The band say in a statement along with the release: “It’s like Billy Childish says, ‘We live in troubled times’. 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.”
As previously reported, thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the release of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, whose convictions for the murder of Teresa Halbach is the focus of the series.
Fans of the show unhappy with the verdict have begun two petitions aimed at getting President Barack Obama to pardon Avery and his nephew.