Arlo Parks has shared a new single, ‘Impurities’.
The track is the second taster of the upcoming full-length ‘My Soft Machine’, which is set to drop on 26th May via Transgressive Records.
“It’s about 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,” Arlo says of the single, co-produced alongside Carter Lang and Brockhampton’s Romil Hemnani.
It comes alongside a video directed by Jak Payne, on which Arlo explains: “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.”
Arlo Parks’ upcoming live dates read:
26 – Manchester, UK @ Victoria Warehouse (6 Music Festival headline)
05 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ebisu Garden Hall
06 – Osaka, Japan @ Umeda Club Quattro
08 – Seoul, South Korea @ Musinsa Garage
05 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival
26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
05 – 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