About Arih SK

Arih SK is an artist living and working in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has a knack for writing short, slightly upbeat songs with simple melodies about loss, nostalgia, family, and relationships. Creeping Senescence is SK’s second full-length album in two years. While Ready (his first album), released in 2020, explored endings and beginnings with a full measure of melancholy, the follow-up promises more heartache with a backbeat. The title, Creeping Senescence, comes from a fireside conversation between SK and his father, who was a biologist, and refers to the gradual deterioration of living things (being old or becoming old). Throughout the album, the pendulum shifts between acceptance and resistance, hope and despair. Recording in basements and garages, campers and vans, SK instills a little of the grit of life into his tracks. SK founded Band on a Couch and plays bass for Stereo Sunrise, Pablo Paddy, and Joel van Vliet. During the 9 to 5, SK is designing and inspecting bridges, and after dinner he takes his kids down to the park for a swing. Life creeps forward.

ABOUT THE SONG: “A Lot of Questions”out now

“Kids are curious. They ask so many questions, and about anything. How do carrots grow? Can I grow carrots in the backyard? Where do hamsters come from? Sometimes I know the answer and other times I don’t and the questions can take a philosophical turn, like “What is a family? Is it someone you would die for? Because I would die for Scarlet [her hamster].” Kids remind you to ask questions, look at your assumptions, examine why you believe certain things. So I find I’m the one learning from her. Once I was stuck on a project and found myself explaining that I didn’t know where to start. She said “you start from wherever you are.” – Arih SK

Stream “A Lot of Questions” on all platforms now!

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Photos and Cover Art (Credit: Amber Lee Willams)

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