Arlo Parks Announces Final Single “Devotion” Ahead of Sophomore Album Release
Arlo Parks is preparing for the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, My Soft Machine, via Transgressive Records this Friday (May 26th, 2023). As the album’s release approaches, Arlo Parks treats fans to her final offering from the record with the release of “Devotion.” The single showcases her signature style, driven by a smooth rhythm guitar and a steady drum pattern, providing the perfect platform for Parks to delve into the depths of an intense burning love.
The introspective and evocative lyrics of “Devotion” paint a vivid picture, capturing the essence of a love so powerful that it borders on being destructive. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of bands including Deftones, Yo La Tengo, Smashing Pumpkins, and My Bloody Valentine, Parks molds her influences into a unique sonic experience.
To complement the single, Arlo Parks has teamed up with Ali Raymond and Joel Barney of Sonder Films to direct a captivating visual accompaniment. The music video for “Devotion” exudes a nostalgic and raw ambiance, bathed in surreal bluish hues. The performance captures a feral joy, paying homage to the energy and passion of 90s rock music.
Watch Arlo Parks’ “Devotion” music video below
Arlo Parks will embark on a series of exclusive record store performances in the UK, allowing fans to experience her new music firsthand and have the opportunity to get their copies of the album signed. Additionally, a pop-up event will take place in LA, providing a special experience for fans in the US.
Following these intimate performances, Arlo Parks will embark on an extensive tour spanning Asia, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe throughout the summer. From Tokyo to Amsterdam, Parks will captivate audiences around the world with her captivating stage presence and deeply introspective songs.
Arlo Parks 2023 Tour Dates
May 24 – Kingston, UK @ Pryzm w/ Banquet Records (intimate outstore performance, early show – 5pm)
May 24 – Kingston, UK @ Pryzm w/ Banquet Records (intimate outstore performance)*
May 29 – London, UK – Rough Trade East, Early Show (in-store performance + signing)*
May 29 – London, UK – Rough Trade East, Late Show (in-store performance + signing)*
June 14 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe w/ Crash Records (intimate outstore performance)*
June 14 – Leeds, UK – The Wardrobe w/ Crash Records (intimate outstore performance, late show – 9pm)*
July 5 – Tokyo, Japan @ Ebisu Garden Hall*
July 6 – Osaka, Japan @ Umeda Club Quattro
July 8 – Seoul, South Korea @ Musinsa Garage
July 14 – New Plymouth, New Zealand @ Night Light Festival
July 17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Forum
July 20 – Sydney, Australia @ Sydney Opera House
July 22 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass
July 23 – Adelaide, Australia @ The Gov
July 25 – Perth, Australia @ Astor Theatre
August 5 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival
August 26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
August 27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
September 5 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre
September 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
September 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso*
September 15 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
September 17 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt*
September 19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
September 21 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
September 28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
October 1 – Washington, DC @ All Things Go Festival
Recorded across London and Los Angeles, My Soft Machine boasts an impressive lineup of producers, including Paul Epworth, Ariel Rechtshaid, Romil Hemnani, Buddy Ross, Carter Lang, and Arlo Parks herself. This collaborative effort ensures a rich and diverse sonic landscape that showcases Parks’ growth as an artist.
Arlo Parks‘ debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, garnered critical acclaim and earned her multiple accolades, including Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. She also secured the BRIT Award for Best New Artist, won the Honda Mercury Prize, and claimed the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award. The album reached the top 3 on the UK Album Charts and received widespread recognition from publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The FADER.
Arlo Parks‘ artistry and impact extend beyond her music. She was named the youngest ever high-profile supporter of UNICEF and an ambassador for UK mental health charity CALM. Continuing her commitment to these causes, Parks plans to further her work with both organizations throughout 2023.
As the release of My Soft Machine approaches, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in Arlo Parks‘ musical journey. With “Devotion” serving as a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, listeners can expect an album that delves deep into the complexities of love, life, and introspection.