Arlo Parks has shared another preview of her upcoming sophomore album, My Soft Machine. It’s called ‘Blades’, and it follows previous cuts ‘Weightless’ and ‘Impurities’. The track was produced by Paul Epworth and comes with a video directed by Bedroom. Check it out below.
“Paul is just a wizard; he has this childlike spirit that I’ve always really loved and he brought that to ‘Blades’,” Parks commented in a statement. “I wanted to make something that I can dance to, finally, because I feel like my songs don’t really have that quality in general. So, I took inspiration from bands like ESG, artists like Kaytranada, and a lot of the kind of 70s Zambian psychedelic rock that I love.”
She added, “I imagine this moment at a party where you see someone across the room that you haven’t seen in a while, you felt yourself growing apart, and you’re like, should I, should I not? And then you find the courage to approach them. That’s the story of that song.”