Arlo Parks Announces My Soft Machine
Arlo Parks, announces her new album My Soft Machine, will arrive on May 26th via Transgressive Records. Along With the announcement, Parks has shared a video for the lead single “Weightless,” directed by Marc Oller, and announces dates for her 2023 European tour. “”Weightless” surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.”
The new single and tour dates follow her performances alongside Harry Styles at the Aviva Stadium, Billie Eilish at The O2, Florence + The Machine in Canada and as well as Clairo across her North American tour including Radio City Music Hall and the Greek theatre.
Parks shares about how the new album and album title came to fruition noting: “The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience – our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities almost like visual snow. This record is life through my lens, through my body – the mid 20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief and self sabotage and joy, moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity- what it’s like to be trapped in this particular body. There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called The Souvenir, it’s an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton – it recounts a young film student falling in love with an older, charismatic man then being drawn into his addiction – in an early scene he’s explaining why people watch films – ‘we don’t want to see life as it is played out we want to see life as it is experienced in this soft machine.’ So there we have it… My Soft Machine.”
Parks was also nominated for Breakthrough International Act at the BET Awards. Arlo was named as the youngest ever high-profile supporter of UNICEF and an ambassador for UK mental health charity CALM. She has plans to continue her extensive work with both charities into 2023.
My Soft Machine
7.Pegasus ft. Phoebe Bridgers
11.Room (red wings)
Arlo Parks 2023 Tour Dates:
9/5 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre
9/14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
9/15 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
9/17 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
9/19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
9/21 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
9/28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Pre-order My Soft Machine by Arlo Parks HERE
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