With her highly-anticipated new album landing next month, Arlo Parks has now delivered the next cut to be lifted from her forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Blades' was produced by the legendary Paul Epworth, and follows on from the previously shared tracks 'Weightless' and 'Impurities' in previewing her sophomore LP 'My Soft Machine', which is out on the 26th May via Transgressive.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “Paul is just a wizard; he has this childlike spirit that I’ve always really loved and he brought that to Blades. I wanted to make something that I can dance to, finally, because I feel like my songs don’t really have that quality in general. So, I took inspiration from bands like ESG, artists like Kaytranada, and a lot of the kind of 70s Zambian psychedelic rock that I love.”
Adding, “I imagine this moment at a party where you see someone across the room that you haven’t seen in a while, you felt yourself growing apart, and you’re like, should I, should I not? And then you find the courage to approach them. That’s the story of that song.”
Check out the new Bedroom-directed video for 'Blades' in the player below.