Kevin Parker and Tame Impala have stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to run through a live rendition of their recently released song ‘Borderline’.
The track, featuring the lyrical introspection Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has become known for with an endlessly catchy internal call and response chorus, appeared on the band’ most recent full-length studio album The Slow Rush.
The record arrived as the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2015 effort Currents and has seen the Australian psyche band overcome repeated setbacks in its creation: “Part of the thing about me starting an album is that I have to feel kind of worthless again to want to make music,” frontman Parker said.
Having released singles ‘Patience’ and ‘Borderline’ in March and April 2019, the release of The Slow Rush encountered repeated delays as Parker detailed the “creative strain” which followed him around in the creation fo the new material.
“It’s like flicking on the radio… [when you flick on the radio] it’s not like starting the song,” Parker said of his creative process. “It’s like coming in halfway through a chorus. And then I do my best to get to a place where I can record it, before I forget it… It’ll be like two bar, or a one bar piece of music.”
He went on to add: “The only thing that I’ve noticed as a pattern… is going from a loud place or a place with a lot of energy to stepping outside… going from lots of shit.”
For now, though, see ‘Borderline’ live: