Arlo Parks has released a new single, ‘Impurities’, lifted from her forthcoming album My Soft Machine. Following lead track ‘Weightless’, the song is a collaboration with BROCKHAMPTON’s Romil Hemnani and producer Carter Lang. Check out its Jak Payne-directed video below.
“It’s about being around people who make you feel like your inner ugliness and failures and mistakes don’t matter, who lift you up and make you laugh, who make you feel good and clean,” Parks said of ‘Impurtities in a statement. She added, “With this visualiser I really wanted to convey this atmospheric oscillation between solitude and companionship – I wanted to show how being around your people really does feel like coming home. When I was writing this song I had been thinking about Gus Van Sant a lot and how he captures people in all their fragility and beauty and ugliness – Jak was instrumental in creating/protecting that sense of softness.”
My Soft Machine is out May 26 via Transgressive.