Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker is the latest musical guest to perform on the late show stage from self-isolation with his performance of ‘Is It True’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night.
The split-screen performance of the track which is taken from Tame Impala’s latest effort ‘The Slow Rush’ saw Parker handle bass, guitar and vocal duties in separate, synced up recordings.
Parker recently spoke to Rick Rubin on his Broken Record podcast about the creative process behind making Tame Impala material where he revealed: “It’s like flicking on the radio… [when you flick on the radio] it’s not like starting the song. It’s like coming in halfway through a chorus.”
He continued: “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,” said Parker.
“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 going on and thinking to suddenly nothing and then my brain has to find some way to fill that void.”
Watched Parker take on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.