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Arlo Parks

My Soft Machine

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Released: 26th May 2023. Twice Grammy-nominated, Mercury Prize and BRIT Award-winning artist Arlo Parks is returning with her second album, 'My Soft Machine', in 2023 on Transgressive Records. The release is a deeply personal body of work; a narration of Parks' experiences as she navigates her 20's and the growth intertwined. Explained ever-articulately in her own words below... '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 20's 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'.

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  • Details

    Released:
    26th May 2023
    Category:
    R&B & Soul
    Format:
    Vinyl 12" Album
    Barcode:
    5400863101985
  • Description

    Twice Grammy-nominated, Mercury Prize and BRIT Award-winning artist Arlo Parks is returning with her second album, 'My Soft Machine', in 2023 on Transgressive Records. The release is a deeply personal body of work; a narration of Parks' experiences as she navigates her 20's and the growth intertwined. Explained ever-articulately in her own words below... '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 20's 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'.
    Extras:
    Limited edition green coloured vinyl.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Bruiseless
    Arlo Parks
    2.Impurities
    Arlo Parks
    3.Devotion
    Arlo Parks
    4.Blades
    Arlo Parks
    5.Purple Phase
    Arlo Parks
    6.Weightless
    Arlo Parks
    7.Pegasus (Feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
    Arlo Parks
    8.Dog Rose
    Arlo Parks
    9.Puppy
    Arlo Parks
    10.I'm Sorry
    Arlo Parks
    11.Room (Red Wings)
    Arlo Parks
    12.Ghost
    Arlo Parks
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