Watch Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker play an acoustic version of ‘On Track’ during lockdown
Tame Impala leader Kevin Parker delivered an acoustic rendition The Slow Rush track ‘On Track’.
Parker’s rendition of the song came in collaboration with independent Australian music company Mushroom Group who, in a bid to help those suffering from the effects of coronavirus, organised a televised concert special called ‘Music From the Homefront‘.
“On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations,” a statement from the movement explained. “While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 front line and say, ‘thank you’.
“Music From The Home Front sees Australian and New Zealand musicians uniting for an extraordinary special concert event on Anzac Day evening, screening on Nine in Australia and Three in New Zealand.”
With 16 names in total, including the likes of Parker alongside Courtney Barnett, Ben Lee, Birds of Tokyo, G Flip and more, the concert from home “for the fight against COVID-19” Frontier Touring CEO Michael Gudinski said.
He added: “Throughout history music has helped people through times of hardship,” Gudinski said in a statement. “Music From The Home Front is about uniting Australian and New Zealanders through the power of music in a time that we all need a bit of hope and happiness.”
For now, enjoy Parker perform ‘On Track’ on the acoustic guitar:
The ‘Music From The Home Front’ lineup:
Ben Lee Birds of Tokyo (w/ the West Australian Symphony Orchestra) Courtney Barnett Dave Dobbyn Delta Goodrem G Flip Ian Moss Jimmy Barnes Kevin Parker Marlon Williams Missy Higgins Paul Kelly The Rubens The Wiggles Vance Joy Vika & Linda