- 16 Feb 21
Hosted by Australian artist and radio announcer Linda Marigliano, 'The Slow Rush: A Deep Dive with Kevin Parker' is available now on Spotify.
Kevin Parker shares a track-by-track insight into his Grammy-nominated fourth studio album, The Slow Rush in a new Spotify special.
Available now on the platform's new Music + Talk feature, the episode was recorded in February 2020 at Los Angeles’ Westlake Studio.
'The Slow Rush: A Deep Dive with Kevin Parker' gives fans a rare look into Parker’s creative process as a songwriter and producer, as he dissects songs like 'Glimmer,' 'Breathe Deeper,' 'One More Year,' 'One More Hour,' and 'Borderline'.
“When I start any song, I feel on top of the world,” shared Parker.
“And I feel everything any artist needs to feel – I feel accomplished, I feel evolved, I feel new...I feel everything positive about being an artist. And it’s difficult to get that high again, ever, in...the life of a song.”
Read the Hot Press review of The Slow Rush here.
Parker also revealed that the album’s lead single - 'Borderline' - wasn’t finished when he debuted it on Saturday Night Live in March 2019.
The song was officially released a month later, prior to the album’s announcement.
“Some of the lyrics I sing in the SNL performance are gibberish. I’m just singing whatever is coming to me – which is kind of what I used to do when we first started playing.”
He added that the percussion on the track is “probably one of the beats that I’m the most proud of.”
Speaking about his appreciation for working alone, Parker said:
“It’s...one of those things that is only the most fun when you’re on your own doing it...As much as I do like making music with other people – and I’m liking it more and more – there’s just something about making music on my own that just reaches a different part of me.”
Released a year ago, The Slow Rush garnered the group five ARIA Awards in their native Australia, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and Producer of the Year for Parker.
The album is also up for two categories at the forthcoming Grammys: Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Song for 'Lost In Yesterday'.
Tame Impala Sound System – a version of the outfit that features Parker, Jay Watson, and Dominic Simper - is currently preparing to play their first-ever live shows at Perth’s Metro City on March 5 and 6.
The band is also gearing up to release a 10th Anniversary edition of their landmark debut album, Innerspeaker, on March 26.
Listen to The Slow Rush below: