Grammy-nominated singer Arlo Parks has launched her new single “Impurities,” produced by Romil Hemnami and Al Hug. The latter two co-wrote the observe with Parks and Carter Lang.
Parks’ featherlight vocals float over the hip-hop soul manufacturing as she sings about surrounding herself with individuals who embrace her complete self — flaws and all. “I radiate like a star, like a star, star, star / While you embrace all my impurities,” she sings.
Talking on her new single, Parks explains: “It’s about being round individuals who make you’re feeling like your interior ugliness and failures and errors don’t matter, who raise you up and make you giggle, who make you’re feeling good and clear.”
In a latest interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Parks shared extra particulars about creating the tune. “I labored rather a lot with Romil. This tune, particularly, ‘Impurities,’ was Carter Lang and Romil. And I truthfully simply selected them as a result of I used to be an enormous fan, and I felt like the primary observe on the file is extra spoken phrase. And that is the primary tune, tune on the file. And I wished it to really feel like a door opening, and that sense of ambiance,” Parks defined.
She added, “I believe it began off as a celebration of the brand new neighborhood that I’d present in LA, and the people who made me really feel like myself, and like I might be myself. After which I began fascinated about the thought of someone finishing you and someone taking over the issues about you that you simply don’t like, and in some way saving you. And that double that means I believe was actually attention-grabbing. I wished it to really feel looking out. I wished it to really feel like I used to be adrift in a approach, after which the lyrics then root you in it’s the individuals, the individuals of the house, and I like the people who make me really feel at dwelling.”
Along with the tune’s launch, Parks has debuted a visible directed by Jak Payne. “With this visualizer, I actually wished to convey this atmospheric oscillation between solitude and companionship,” Parks explains.
She provides, “I wished to indicate how being round your individuals actually does really feel like coming dwelling. After I was penning this tune, I had been fascinated about Gus Van Sant rather a lot and the way he captures individuals in all their fragility and sweetness and ugliness. Jak was instrumental in creating/defending that sense of softness.”
“Impurities” will seem on Parks’ sophomore album, My Tender Machine, which releases Might 26 through Transgressive Information. The album will even embrace the ethereal lead single “Weightless.”
Concerning My Tender Machine, Parks says, “This file is life via my lens, via my physique — the mid-20s nervousness, the substance abuse of associates round me, the viscera of being in love for the primary time, navigating PTSD and grief and self-sabotage and pleasure, shifting via worlds with surprise and sensitivity — what it’s prefer to be trapped on this specific physique.”
The British singer-songwriter will assist My Tender Machine on tour this summer time (dates are listed beneath).
My Tender Machine is the follow-up to Parks’ 2021 debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams.
Stream Arlo Parks’ new single “Impurities” beneath.
Arlo Parks 2023 Tour Dates
Mar 26 – Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse (6 Music Competition headline)
Jul 5 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ebisu Backyard Corridor
Jul 6 – Osaka, Japan @ Umeda Membership Quattro
Jul 8 – Seoul, South Korea @ Musinsa Storage
Aug 5 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Competition
Aug 26 – Studying, UK @ Studying Competition
Aug 27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Competition
Sep 5 – Dublin, Eire @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sep 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Sep 15 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
Sep 17 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
Sep 19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Sep 21 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
Sep 28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Tickets can be found at arloparksofficial.com.
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