Tame Impala Releases Long-Awaited Studio Album, 'The Slow Rush'

Lawrence Kim
February 16, 2020

"Glimmer" is an experimental, synthy piece which feels like an ode to the outros of the rest of the songs as it similarly focuses more on the sound of the music itself, with less lyrical interruption from Parker, while "One More Hour", the final track of the album, brings The Slow Rush full circle. Influences of house and other types of dance music are woven throughout the record, which was written, recorded, and produced by the multi-talented and enigmatic frontman Kevin Parker in between Los Angeles and his native Fremantle, Australia.

"It was awesome. He's so enthused by ideas", Parker said regarding Scott.

The fame of 2015's Currents definitely launched the band into new heights of fame.

The album's closer, "One More Hour" (a progressive wink to the opening track's title) is a step towards a better tomorrow, eschewing introspection for reverentially observing the beauty in the stillness, as time flies and shadows shift before your eyes.

Tame Impala have released some further info regarding their incredibly anticipated new album, The Slow Rush. "Parker recently confessed this was initially the strategy, telling UPROXX he needed to" embody a little bit of a Kanye West view" in opting to hold off releasing" The Slow Rush" before it was prepared. From start to finish the album flows without pause, taking the listener on some sort of warped psychedelic journey. Where Parker earns his name is in the attention to detail in everything he makes.

"It was over a long period of time and had a lot of sessions to it", Parker continued. The monotonous hook and vocals that open and carry the track are limited, with the same intense catchiness of an annoying pop song.

One of the most brilliant songs on the album is "Posthumous Forgiveness". The gloomy prog-rock guitar mixed with the high-reverb vocals adds an intensity to this track, especially with the siren-sounding synth keys. Parker fully confronts the complexity of coping with his father's death, cycling through blame, anger, despair and longing over the course of the 6-minute track.

"One more year", Parker sings on the opening track.

The song is effectively split in two with the first part processing his rage as minor chords on synth are played underneath - "To save all of us, you told us both to trust/But now I know you only saved yourself".

Since releasing Currents, Tame Impala have kept plenty busy.

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