Announced this week to headline Bonnaroo Festival alongside a North American tour, today Tame Impala, (Kevin Parker) reveals Lost In Yesterday. The new single will feature on his fourth studio album The Slow Rush available February 14 via Island Records Australia.
Lost In Yesterday is a deep dive into the addictive nature of nostalgia propelled by loopy, driving disco. An examination of time’s distorting effect on memories, on Lost In Yesterday Parker realises that even the most disdainful times can take on a rosy tinge the further they recede in the rearview. Looking back can be a tough habit to break, but the track’s compulsive bassline, sprinkles of electronic stardust and chorus catharsis ensure the focus is firmly on the future.
To date, Parker has shared three tracks from The Slow Rush in addition to Lost In Yesterday, including Posthumous Forgiveness, It Might Be Time and Borderline. The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Parker. Fans can pre-order The Slow Rush at tameimpala.com and all major retailers. Sign up to the mailing list for touring news. Digital pre-orders will receive the two album tracks instantly. The Slow Rush will also be printed in four heavyweight double disc vinyl formats – standard black, forest green (Limited Edition – JB HiFi), red/blue (indie retail exclusive) and splatter (Tame Impala webstore exclusive).
The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times last year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.
In the last year, Tame Impala have headlined multiple major festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Coachella, Primavera, Lollapalooza, ACL and more. He debuted two new songs on Saturday Night Live and sold out arenas around the world including two nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents was released in 2015 debuting #1 on the ARIA Album Chart, certified platinum sales and earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, a second APRA Song of the Year award for Let It Happen and a Brit Award for Best International Band. The album received 5 ARIA Awards including ARIA Album of The Year and world-wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a “a tour de force” and Pitchfork said, “nearly every proper song on Currents is a revelatory statement of Parker’s range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala.” NPR noted, “[Parker] advocates for constant reinvention… That commitment to evolution helps make Tame Impala an unlikely but worthy candidate for major stardom.”
Thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has headlined festivals and theatres around the world and released three full length albums – Innerspeaker, Lonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more.
|TAME IMPALA – TOUR DATES|
9 March 03/09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San Diego* SOLD OUT
10 March – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum* SOLD OUT
11 March – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum*
13 March – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center* SOLD OUT
19 March – Mexico City, MEX @ Foro Sol $
21 March – Monterrey, MEX @ Pal Norte $
23 May – London, UK @ All Points East – Victoria Park
29 May – Chicago, IL @ United Center#
30 May – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum#
31 May – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena#
2 June – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena#
3 June- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre#
6 June – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena#
8 June – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center#
9 June – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena#
11 June – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena#
12 June- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center#
14 June – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
17 July – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center#
19 July- St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center#
20 July – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center#
21 July – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center#
23 July – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center#
24 July – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center#
25 July- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center#
28 July – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena#
30 July – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center#
1 August – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena#
3 August – Portland, OR @ MODA Center#
5 August- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena#
7 August- George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre #
* w/ Clairo
$ w/ MGMT
# w/ Perfume Genius
Photo Credit: Neil Krug