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Arlo Parks has treated fans with not only an album announcement for My Soft Machine due 26th May, but also with a brand new single ‘Weightless’ to give us a taste of what’s to come.

 “Weightless surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection."

On the single, Parks comments:

 

“Weightless surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.”

 

Watch the music video for ‘Weightless’:

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My Soft Machine is a body of work exploring Parks’ personal experiences navigating her 20’s and shows off her growth as a lyricist. Arlo explains:

 

“The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience – our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities almost like visual snow. This record is life through my lens, through my body – the mid 20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief and self sabotage and joy, moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity – what it’s like to be trapped in this particular body. There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called the Souvenir, it’s an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton – it recounts a young film student falling in love with an older, charismatic man as a young film student then being drawn into his addiction – in an early scene he’s explaining why people watch films – “we don’t want to see life as it is played out we want to see life as it is experienced in this soft machine.” So there we have it, the record is called….My Soft Machine.”

 

Alongside the album news and ‘Weightless’, Arlo has announced a string of headline tour dates across the UK and Europe for September, which includes a show at London’s Eventim Apollo. The tour follows her performances alongside Harry Styles at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Billie Eilish at The O2 London, Florence & The Machine in Canada, and Clairo across her North American tour.

 

Check out Arlo’s website for the full list of dates!

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