Just days after the announcement of their forthcoming record The Slow Rush, Tame Impala have dropped another single, the shimmering ‘It Might Be Time’.
This time last week, fans were finding themselves confounded by a mysterious new video from Tame Impala. With new tunes being dropped throughout the year, fans were certain that this was the precursor to a new album, but they just needed the confirmation from Kevin Parker himself.
On Friday though, news came through that Tame Impala were indeed gearing up to release a new record, announcing that the long-awaited The Slow Rush would serve as the follow-up to 2015’s Currents.
Now, the band have revealed just when we’ll get the new record, and have dropped a new single to celebrate the news.
Check out Kevin Parker chatting with Zane Lowe:
Featuring 12 tracks, The Slow Rush is set to be released on February 14th, with pre-orders for the new record going live today.
Interestingly though, while fans received new music by way of ‘Patience’ and ‘Borderline’ throughout the last year, Apple Music indicates that only the latter will actually show up on the new record. However, they will be joined by ‘It Might Be Time’, the latest single from the album, which was released today.
A shimmering number with siren-like sounds and crashing drums, Kevin Parker spoke to Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1 to reveal that the new song is far removed from what he had initially envisioned.
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“The way the song ended up sounding is the last thing I thought it would sound like,” Parker explained. “It was a ‘see where it goes’ kind of thing, as opposed to some other songs where I literally hear it in my head before I start recording.
“I love those Supertramp melodies, ’70s prog emotional things. But I also love extremely distorted, bombastic, blown-out drums. I feel like I haven’t done a song in a long time where the drums are the main feature.”
“It’s my love: drum sounds… across all music, whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll or hip hop,” he concluded.
Check out ‘It Might Be Time’ below, and click here for pre-orders of the new record, including limited edition vinyl versions.