With her highly-anticipated new album landing at the end of the week, Arlo Parks has now dropped the final cut lifted from her forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Devotion' comes accompanied by a stunning new video, directed by Ali Raymond and Joel Barney (Sonder Films), and follows on from the previously shared tracks ‘Blades’, ‘Weightless’, ‘Impurities’, and Phoebe Bridgers collaboration ‘Pegasus’ in previewing her sophomore LP 'My Soft Machine', which is out this Friday 26th May via Transgressive.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “Devotion to me is a song about feeling so in love it’s almost like being ripped apart, there’s an intensity, a wildness and a tenderness. This is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever made, it draws from the bands that made me fall in love with music from Deftones to Yo La Tengo to Smashing Pumpkins to My Bloody Valentine.”
While adding about the new visuals, “The music video for Devotion had to feel sweaty and nostalgic and loose. The surreal bluish hue, the sense of feral joy in the performance, the blur and the band - I wanted to pay homage to 90s rock music and the notion of loving so hard it almost destroys you”.
Watch the new video for 'Devotion' in the player below.