Arlo Parks is one of those magnificent artists that grew in front of our eyes. Ever since Nasko featured "Cola" back in 2018, the whole team has been obsessed with her music and the beautiful and natural/organic growth she has exhibited ever since.

The artist, who has been twice nominated for Grammy Awards and won a BRIT Award, released her new single "Weightless" with a visually striking music video directed by Marc Oller. A touching enhancement to the sonic experience Arlo painted. A complement to her poetic lyrics and melodic style.

"Weightless surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.", shares Arlo.

That's not all. The Mercury Prize winner has unveiled the release date for her upcoming album, My Soft Machine. The album, a follow-up to her widely praised debut Collapsed In Sunbeams (2021), will be available on May 26th. Something to be excited about!

When it comes to the record, she elaborates:

The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience – our traumas, upbringing, and 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.

posted by Ivo
January 2023