Arlo Parks Drops New Single “Softly”

Arlo Parks has shared a new video for her current single "Softly"
Arlo Parks has shared a new video for her current single "Softly"

Arlo Parks has shared her new single/video “Softly,” today. The Zhang and Knight directed video, features Arlo in an evocative picture perfect location that slowly unravels layer by layer, each stage more sparse and surreal.

Arlo Parks will be heading on tour with Clairo across North America beginning February 16th in Charlotte with stops in New York at Radio City Music Hall, Chicago at the Riviera Theatre and Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, and ending with Coachella in April. “Softly” also follows the announcement that Arlo will be joining Harry Styles for his show in Dublin on June 22nd later this year.

Discussing the video, Zhang and Knight offered the following, “For us ‘Softly’ explored the idea of wanting something that was once perfect to end in a gentle way, and we wanted to express this using the world surrounding Arlo. We were instinctively drawn to the warm toned, hazy nostalgia of the 1960’s, as we loved the idea of something universally romantic being slowly stripped away throughout the film. We based the colors of the bricks, trims and doors on mid-century painting in order to bake this romanticism into everything. The production itself was a huge challenge, as everything was captured in-camera with each piece of the set built on wheels operated by several production crew. However, we knew it was all worth it when we saw the skyscrapers dancing around Arlo for the first time.”

Arlo shares about the single, “‘Softly’ is a song about yearning, about how fragile you feel in the dying days of a relationship when you’re still desperately in love. The song is about how it feels to brace yourself before the blow of a break up and reminisce about the days where it all felt luminous.”

Parks’ songwriting has seen her gain new fans in Billie Eilish, Florence Welch, Michelle Obama, Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Massive Attack and renowned writer Zadie Smith, amongst many others.

Arlo Parks
2022 Tour Dates

2/16 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte*
2/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium*
2/19 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring*
2/20 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore*
2/21 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa*
2/22 – Richmond, VA @ The National*
2/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall*
2/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia*
2/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston*
2/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston*
3/02 – Pittseburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater*
3/03 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!*
3/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room*
3/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*
3/08 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*
3/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
3/11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
3/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore*
3/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fillmore Minneapolis*
3/20 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium*
3/23 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre*
3/25 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall*
3/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
3/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic*
3/31 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater*
4/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre*
4/05 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre*
4/07 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom*
4/09 – Austin, TX @ ACL*
4/10 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center*
4/15-17 & 4/22-24 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
6/4 – Leeds, UK @ Live at Leeds
6/5 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green 2022
6/10 – Gräfenhainichen, DE @ Melt Festival 2022
6/17 – Manchester, TN @ Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival 2022
6/22 – Dublin, IE @ Aviva Stadium+
6/25 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena^
6/30 – Vilnius, LT @ Lukiškių kalėjimas 2.0
7/1 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
7/10 – Madrid, ES @ Espacio Mad Cool
7/12 – London, UK @ Somerset House
8/9 – Melbourne, AU @ 170 Russell
8/11 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
8/13 – Sydney, AU @ Metro Theatre
8/16 – Paredes De Coura, PT @ Praia do Taboão
9/2 – Co, Laois, IR @ Electric Picnic

* = with Clairo
+ = with Harry Styles
^ = with Billie Eilish

Order “Softly” by Arlo Parks HERE