Like many creatives working under social distanced lockdown measures, Australian pop-psyche group Tame Impala have been dipping into the archives to revisit some of their past work in a nostalgic moment of reflection. Now, the band have shared a new video for their classic track ‘Why Won’t They Talk To Me?’.
The track, which originally featured on Tame Impala’s second studio album Lonerism, was released in 2012 and was tasked with the near-impossible challenge of following the band’s wonderful debut album Innerspeaker but, in typical fashion, they rose to the occasion.
Recorded mostly in Perth, Australia, and Paris, France, the project solidified the creative and pioneering mind of the band’s leader and mastermind Kevin Parker. Pushing the boundaries of the band’s sound, Parker reduced the number of guitars featured and, instead, began to focus more predominantly on synths and samples—it would prove to be a pivotal turning point in the future of Tame Impala.
While the album is more famously remembered for tracks such as ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ and ‘Elephant’, Kevin Parker has decided to revisit deep cut ‘Why Won’t They Talk To Me?’ and, in doing so, remind us of his unrelenting role in creating the music for Tame Impala.
In the new video, we get an answer to the question: ‘What would it be like to have a band full of Kevin Parker’s?’ as he is seen playing multiple instruments. Filmed in collaboration with frequent collaborator Alex Haygarth, the video comes as part of the Adobe MAX creative conference and shows of Parker’s musical chops.
See the video in full, below.