- 18 Jan 21
A ‘best of’ CD from her Lo-Fi Lounge Series will be featured alongside merch bundles for her forthcoming debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams.
Arlo Parks has shared a stripped-back cover of ‘VCR’, a track originally released in 2010 by The xx.
The 20-year-old breakthrough artist announced plans to start sharing more of the songs getting her through lockdown on Twitter yesterday.
“The xx’s first album has this specific sense of sweetness and simple romance,” Parks tweeted out.
“'VCR' is one of my favourite songs at the moment, it makes me feel free somehow.”
Arlo Parks has spent the past year sharing dreamy covers in her self-coined 'Lo-Fi Lounge' Series, featuring artists ranging from Phoebe Bridgers and Clairo to Solange and Frank Ocean.
A ‘best of’ compilation CD will be featured in a new merch bundle for her forthcoming debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams - due to be released on January 29th.
"My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it," Parks noted in a statement about the album release.
"It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific."
The LP will feature Parks’ previous, enthralling tracks ‘Black Dog’, ‘Hurt’, ‘Green Eyes’ and recent single, ‘Caroline’.
Parks is also set to begin a residency at BBC 6 Music, starting on January 20th.
BBC 6 Music's Artist In Residence is a journey into the musical soul of an artist, based around a theme or mood. In each episode, she will share records that have informed specific moments in her life. Episodes will be available for one month after they air on BBC Sounds.
Read the new Hot Press interview with Arlo Parks in our January 21st issue this Thursday.
Watch Parks' cover of 'VCR' below.