Arlo Parks has launched her full-length follow-up to 2021’s Collapsed in Sunbeams, My Mushy Machine. Stream it through Apple Music or Spotify beneath.
In an announcement, the London-based singer-songwriter revealed the inspiration behind her sophomore LP in addition to its title, which she lifted from the 2019 Joanna Hogg movie, The Memento. “The world/our view of it’s peppered by the most important issues we expertise — our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities virtually like visible snow,” she shared. “This file is life by way of my lens, by way of my physique — the mid-20s nervousness, the substance abuse of mates round me, the viscera of being in love for the primary time, navigating P.T.S.D. and grief and self-sabotage and pleasure, shifting by way of worlds with surprise and sensitivity — what it’s wish to be trapped on this specific physique.”
For the origins of the album’s title, Parks recognized a quote by Tom Burke’s character in The Memento that completely summarized the entire challenge’s themes: “In an early scene he’s explaining why individuals watch movies — ‘We don’t need to see life as it’s performed out, we need to see life as it’s skilled on this mushy machine.’ So there we’ve got it, the file known as… My Mushy Machine.”
The 12-track album incorporates a contribution from Phoebe Bridgers on the one “Pegasus.” Parks additionally teased My Mushy Machine with the lead single “Weightless,” “Impurities,” and “Blades.”
My Mushy Machine follows Arlo Parks’ spectacular debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, which earned her our Artist of the Month distinction in January 2021 and later ranked amongst our Prime Albums of 2021. She’ll help the LP with a run of tour dates all through Europe, Asia, and Australia this yr; discover offers for all of her upcoming exhibits right here.
My Mushy Machine Art work:
My Mushy Machine Tracklist:
05. Purple Part
07. Pegasus ft. Phoebe Bridgers
08. Canine Rose
10. I’m Sorry
11. Room (purple wings)
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