Arlo Parks Covers Jai Paul’s “Jasmine”
UK artist Arlo Parks shares her cover of Jai Paul’s “Jasmine,” alongside announcing a deluxe version of her album, My Soft Machine. Due for release on December 8th via Transgressive Records.The album will feature six new recordings. “Jasmine” is accompanied by a Joel Barney-directed and Ali Raymond (Beatnik Creative)-produced visualizer, shot in New York.
Speaking about what the track means to her, Arlo explains, “‘Jasmine’ has always moved me deeply – to me it’s this shadowy, timeless and incredibly profound love song. I really wanted to draw out the yearning of the lyrics and pay homage to an artist who has had a seismic impact on me and on culture. Receiving Jai Paul’s blessing to create this cover with Dave Okumu was one of the highlights of my creative journey so far”.
Also appearing on the deluxe version of the album is a new version of “I’m Sorry” featuring Congolese-Belgian singer/rapper Lous and The Yakuza, “Blades” with bars from US hip-hop upstart redveil, a cover of Tirzah’s hit “Holding On” and acoustic versions of album tracks “Devotion” and “Pegasus.”
Arlo Parks is set to embark on a North American tour in 2024, featuring 18 stops. This exciting journey will kick off in late February in San Diego and take her to some of the largest headlining venues of her career in prominent cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, and New York. Arlo will also be playing a few holiday shows this December in Alabama, Texas and Minnesota.
My Soft Machine was recorded across London and Los Angeles, boasts an impressive array of producers, including Paul Epworth, Ariel Rechtshaid, Romil Hemnani (of Brockhampton), Buddy Ross (known for collaborations with Frank Ocean), Carter Lang (known for work with SZA), and self-production by Arlo herself.
Arlo’s debut book, THE MAGIC BORDER: Poetry And Fragments From My Soft Machine published by HarperCollins Publishing, consists of the lyrics from her recent sophomore album, My Soft Machine, as well as new exclusive images by Daniyel Lowden and 20 new poems. Parks’ writing has garnered high praise from fellow musician Florence Welch, who described her writing as, “poetry you can taste,” with Katie Gavin of MUNA adding, “Arlo Parks pulls beauty around her as a war tactic, and she shares the spoils with us. I am grateful and invigorated.”
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