Arlo Parks has given us a new song with video “Weightless,” which had its BBC Radio 1 debut earlier this evening (18 January) as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record. Speaking about the track, Parks explains: She secretly wanted to create something fierce and muscular, and that’s how the song came to be.
“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.”
Weightless is out in the big wide world!! This song was born out of my secret desire to make something muscular and intense… pic.twitter.com/jOp8t9aPob
— Arlo Parks (@arloparks) January 19, 2023
She also on the same day detailed out her second and yet to released album, ‘My Soft Machine’ which will be releasedvia Transgressive Records on May 26.
According to the Parks, the yet-to-be released album is a “a deeply personal body of work”.
Parks continues: “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 as a young film student 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, the record is called….My Soft Machine.”
The singer also added the tracklists to the album My Soft Machine.
1.Bruiseless 2.Impurities 3.Devotion 4.Blades 5.Purple Phase 6.Weightless 7.Pegasus ft. Phoebe Bridgers 8.Dog Rose 9.Puppy 10.I’m Sorry 11.Room (red wings) 12.Ghost
There are also a number of live performances scheduled for September, including one at the Eventim Apollo in London.
5 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre
14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
15 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
17 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
21 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo