We have finally been given a first snapshot into what Tame Impala’s follow-up to Lonerism will sound like. What’s more, we’re such big fans that ‘Let It Happen’ is Far Out’s Track of the Day.
It’s fair to say that song is not so much a departure, but more a fluid manifestation of Kevin Parker experimenting like only he really can.
There are some who might feel slightly put off by the track’s shimmery production – a far cry from the self-produced garage rock of the band’a inaugural EP – but personally, we love it.
The melody leans more towards punchy pop music than swirling psychedelia, but this eight-minute wonder goes off on enough tangents, wig-outs and bass-fueled breakdowns to keep it thoroughly interesting.
Tame Impala’s third LP is yet to have been given a title, but the signs are hugely promising. It’s unclear whether this track alone provides any kind of generalised insight into the record in full, but it has certainly wet the appetite.