Kevin Parker breaks down Tame Impala album ‘The Slow Rush’
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has analysed the band’s latest effort, The Slow Rush, in detail on a brand new podcast.
The album, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary, allowed Parker the opportunity to provide fans with a look behind the curtain at how he created The Slow Rush. The podcast, entitled In The Slow Rush: A Deep Dive with Kevin Parker, is hosted by Linda Marigliano, and the multi-instrumentalist spoke about the stories behind the songs.
“This was the first time Kevin had opened his laptop and played back sessions to show us what the songs from The Slow Rush are made of,” an official synopsis for the podcast reads. “This is a slice into one of the world’s best contemporary songwriting and production brains. During the in-depth chat, experience The Slow Rush album from a different perspective as Parker shares his approach to writing, recording, production; and the sentiments and stories behind the songs.”
During the episode, Parker speaks about when he feels most fulfilled as an artist. “I’m tempted to say the start of every song that I’m working on. When I start a new song, I feel on top of the world and I feel anything any artist needs to feel,” he says.
“It’s difficult to get that high again ever in the life of a song and performing it. When I play ‘The Less I Know The Better’ live now, in a weird surface kind of level pop success way, I feel the most accomplished cos I feel like I’m playing a pop hit – even though it wasn’t a chart hit.”
Meanwhile, Parker recently revealed details of an expanded deluxe edition of their debut album, Innerspeaker, which will be available in March to mark the record turning 10. The new edition will include new mixes of the tracks ‘Alter Ego’ and ‘Runway, Houses, City, Clouds’ and instrumentals and demos. Fans will also hear previously unreleased recording of ‘Wave House Live Jam’.