Arlo Parks Releases New Song “Impurities”
British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks released a new song “Impurities” along with a music video on March 1, 2023.
The song is the second single off of her upcoming sophomore album “My Soft Machine”, which is set to be released on May 26, 2023 via Transgressive Records.
The track was written by Carter Lang, Anais Marinho, Al Hugg, and Romil Hemnani. Produced by Romil Hemnani and Al Hugg.
Arlo Parks said of the song, “This is a song about community… being around people who make you feel like your inner ugliness and failures and mistakes don't matter, who lift you up and make you laugh, who make you feel good and clean.”
The accompanying video was directed by Jak Payne.
Arlo Parks said of the video, “With this visualiser I really wanted to convey this atmospheric oscillation between solitude and companionship – I wanted to show how being around your people really does feel like coming home. When I was writing this song I had been thinking about Gus Van Sant a lot and how he captures people in all their fragility and beauty and ugliness – Jak was instrumental in creating/protecting that sense of softness.”
The new album comprises 12-track, featuring guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
She recorded the album between London and Los Angeles, with the producers Paul Epworth, Ariel Rechtshaid, Romil Hemnani, Buddy Ross and Carter Lang.
She said of the album, “The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience – our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities almost like visual snow. This record is life through my lens, through my body – the mid 20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief and self sabotage and joy, moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity- what it's like to be trapped in this particular body. There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called The Souvenir, it's an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton – it recounts a young film student falling in love with an older, charismatic man then being drawn into his addiction – in an early scene he's explaining why people watch films – 'we don't want to see life as it is played out we want to see life as it is experienced in this soft machine.' So there we have it… My Soft Machine.”
Photo by Alexandra Waespi
- source : Apple Music