Not if I'm feeling good about it. But I felt like they overstepped. Which is what makes it difficult". Tame Impala Interview: The majestic new album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him… The majestic new Tame Impala album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him. “The health system in Australia is really good,” Parker reasons. Tame Impala have risen to become one of the hottest alt-rock bands of the moment. 'Let's sit down and let's write those chords that you have to write to finish this song.' So 10 songwriters in a room spitballing ideas, I don’t think that’s something she would be into. “I just go to the studio every day and do my thing.”. But I know that as soon as I do play it to someone my expectations will lower a bit. He has amazing insight into things. Because it's just them caring about you. The idea that my albums only occupy a small area of the world of music kind of annoys me. I feel like there's a kind of a magical, mystical way of me making music that will just be, you know, easy. That’s kind of just how I want to approach it, just not being self-aware. It's a song that makes the blood pump and stills the heart, all at the same time. He played me the song he’d been working on, “Sundress,” which had the sample, and we messed around a bit in the studio. He should have been, and he wanted to be. Meanwhile Los Angeles County continues to set new daily records for confirmed cases. And we programmed a bunch of other stuff. In our interview, we hopped and skipped across his career, discussing various superstar collaborations and bizarre twists in the Tame Impala story. And then a short while after that I just decided to not get hung up about it. STEREOGUM: Before this Saturday Night Live performance you worked on Travis Scott’s Astroworld album. the AU review sits down in the Austin Airstream at Austin City Limits (ACL) 2013 with Kevin Parker from Perth's Tame Impala. And he does occasionally withdraw from the world for extended periods of painful self-examination, after which he drafts a group of acolytes to spread his message. I knew I had to do it that way. All the songs that I've worked on with people have been things that I've started on my own and brought to them. What's your role when you're in a room with, say, Mark Ronson? Not like a beat like a rhythm, but like where to hit and where not to hit. That sounds really depressing but it's not. I thought that was cool. I wasn’t posting it because I was like flagging it for everyone, like trying to rally up support. It was still fun, though. The most important stories and least important memes, every Friday. Yeah, he just got in touch and asked me to do something. I heard a soundalike of “Someday” by the Strokes on the new Ricky Gervais After Life trailer. I haven't written a single chord progression in the company of another person that made it in the actual song. If you play that, there’s a soundalike of “Someday” in there. I just suggest something on a whim and it happens. That was one of the first big mainstream pop things you worked on. Like they found a picture of Kevin Parker and it was that guy. When I became a teenager I got the shyness thing pretty hard. Has success brought more confidence or do you worry about how things are going to be received? At least to my knowledge. Which can go catastrophically wrong. PARKER: Yeah, we did a studio session together. So I just sang the first thing that came to my mind. If I'm feeling good about it, I can't wait for people to hear it. So it just reminded me of all the people that I never got back to [Laughs]. "There's no song that sounds exactly like I imagined it, because when you imagine it, it doesn't really exist. We only listened to it at like max volume. It’s about making the choice of where to put a beat. Thus far hospitalization has not been necessary. Did somebody send you a completed track and say “What did you think?”. I met him around the time he released his song “Fuckin’ Problems.” I had heard he used “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” in his tour video, which I was pretty impressed by. As a record, it bangs. Tame Impala was recently nominated for 2 Grammy awards — “Best Alternative Album” and “Best Rock Song” for the single “Lost In Yesterday.” This marks the third nomination in the Alternative category for Parker, having previously been nominated for Currents and Lonerism . STEREOGUM: What are some things you saw eye-to-eye on or connected on? It turns out that this is how Parker has made every Tame Impala record, since 2008's first eponymous EP and up to his next album, The Slow Rush, which is due on 14 February. "There's no one in the world that I've felt as creative with as I do when I'm alone". STEREOGUM: Nowadays you work with so many famous people, but you mentioned being a shy kid when you were starting out. But the thing is I'll do whatever it takes to get to a spot where I feel like the music I'm making is inspired. Last December, Parker released 'Posthumous Forgiveness' as an album single proper, but before that there'd been a nearly seven-month gap when fans had heard nothing new. And in that way it's always a letdown but that's part of it. I wanted people to hear this hilarious version. That hook you sing, “I was gonna call you back” — was that something he had already that you built off of, or what? I know it’s ruining my hearing, I’m damaging my hearing because I work at high volume, but it’s worth it because it carries you to the finish line of finishing music, loving the music more. In the last few years, the isolated solo artist has became an in-demand collaborator, who's crafted hits for Travis Scott and Lady Gaga and spent a bunch of studio time with Mark Ronson. “I was gonna call you back, I swear.” [Laughs], PARKER: Around that time everything was new. I was like, 'I'm not doing an album by myself again'. Silence. STEREOGUM: So maybe some of you YouTube strivers out there have been visited by Kevin Parker unawares. And he is a self-confessed anxious, self-critical loner who's rarely happier than when he's stood on stage in front of thousands of people. PARKER: No, they voluntarily compensated me. Exactly. Did you see that clip? [Laughs] I don’t know, I don’t know. I'd wake up at nine in the morning and go until midnight and then go to sleep. It’s this fuckin’ guilt that I carry around with me. We would literally be hanging out in our backyard listening to old music constantly. PARKER: What’s funny is I didn’t know who anyone was. So if I were the Strokes I might go, “Hey.” But the reason it sounded like me is because it’s the art form, making a knockoff of the song and making it sound as much like the song you’re trying to knock off as you can without it being a copyright infringement. "In a way, from the moment I think of a song, it's just a series of letdowns.". "There's so much more I want to do but it has to be good. I think that could be really good. They were very clear about it, actually. And that was that. If I made an album in one week, some of my fans would consider it my best album. Nothing was half-baked. Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker explains his secret source of inspiration and how standing in front of a really really big crowd keeps you anything … Uh, yes? PARKER: We met by chance on a festival circuit in Australia. Slow Fitness Is The Best Way To Train In 2020, Louis Vuitton's Master Watchmaker, Michel Navas, Netflix's 'The Eddy' Is A Slow-Burn Gritty Drama. A couple of his albums were such important albums to me growing up. Matt Fink ( Under the Radar ): The last time I talked to you, you explained that your songwriting process eventually breaks down over minute details that most listeners will never even be able to hear. But it took me a long time. When he joined bands later, using music as a way to make new friends, he struggled to draw the lines between fun and work. Mark is someone I've been super close with for a long time now, so it's much easier for me, but the big difference is because I've never been able to separate creative time from social time, I know that I piss Mark Ronson off sometimes. He still does. Oh, and he does write songs like 'Posthumous Forgiveness', the centrepiece of his upcoming fourth album, The Slow Rush, in which he laments the failings of an absent father before offering him exoneration (although unlike the Biblical Son, Parker's comes backed with pillowy synths). PARKER: I saw something. It had been four years since the last album and no one announces a festival slot, and a world tour, without something new to promote. He posted a few years ago about Currents being his favorite album of the past few years. STEREOGUM: Where did the concept for that song come from? No, that would be my own brain. He has a new approach to life, as well, which embraces success rather than fleeing it. He likens it to Lego, the idea of "creating something from nothing." There's a part of me that wants to run back to the dressing room and there's another part that's like, 'Come on, Kev', just dragging myself on stage. Which takes a lot of work, and you have to have high attention to detail. Take 'Let It Happen', the breakout single from his breakout 2015 album, Currents. There's so much more I want to do. We were just starting out, young guys from Perth, all fairly socially inept, so everything was pretty intimidating — which I wish it hadn’t been. And I hate being stoned in public, right? I guess it was like 2018 or something? https://belongmedia.net/2020/02/08/tame-impala_the-10-songs STEREOGUM: How did John Mayer become involved in the SNL appearance? ‘Cause his first lyric is like, “You’re calling my phone thinking I’m doing nothing better, I’m just waiting for it to stop ringing so I can use it again,” which I thought was hysterical. But I didn’t meet him until like a year later, whenever “Fuckin’ Problems” came out. Well, 'Is It True', weirdly enough. In our interview, we hopped and skipped across his career, discussing various superstar collaborations and bizarre twists in the Tame Impala story. Granted, in the flesh, you might wonder. Tame Impala have covered Edwyn Collins’ 1994 single “A Girl Like You” for Australia’s Triple J Radio in Perth. I think someone used that guy’s photo as a picture of me for something like a year later. Which is different to making music that I think is good. Which is kind of like my M.O. There was no working on any music at low volume. [Note: These are extra portions of our interview with Kevin Parker, quotes that didn't make it into our main print article on Tame Impala.] Tame Impala im Interview: Ein notorischer Einzelgänger reift zum Popstar Simon Ackers 14.02.2020 "Bringen Sie die verdammten Impfstoffe JETZT" "Unter uns"-Star Benjamin Heinrich: 2. It's how he writes all his music: first, inspiration; then what can seem like an endless process of reshaping until the corporeal thing is close enough to the imaginary thing. There’s some bits and pieces on top of it that I played, which was funny because I hadn’t played along to a recording of that song since InnerSpeaker, which was like 2010. I can imagine the squad of writers and producers all working together was a culture shock for someone who famously records his own music in isolation. STEREOGUM: They so clearly had just re-created “The Less I Know The Better.” Had they approached you, and you turned them down? But no, Kevin Parker is almost certainly not Jesus. PARKER: Oh, many, many have been visited. It was quite abrupt.". And then fuckin’ two months later he was at my house in LA, shooting a video! STEREOGUM: Mayer’s a big fan of yours. So I did the best damn fuckin’ stems printing I’ve ever done. Not always taste-wise as in being into the exact same artists, but we just think the same things are sick. What was your contribution? In those moments, I wish I was just a pop artist who had people buzzing around doing all these kinds of things around me. But it won't stop me trying. It’s funny because that’s the song he ended up sampling for “Sundress,” which was like six or seven years later. "I … So I think in Travis’ sort of grand vision of everything, he’s like, “Oh we’re doing SNL. And then, when the time came to tour it, he'd teach his mates how to play the songs he'd written. It's one of the parts of everything that I do that is just unabashed fun. 86.0k members in the TameImpala community. The only people we knew were, like, Noel Fielding and, I dunno, Kings Of Leon or something. I always saw being solitary as a necessity, because I didn't know how to make [music] with people. I've never snapped into it. I still am. Which may be this pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow that I'm chasing. Has that changed anything for you? He wanted to have new songs to play, but they weren't ready. How tough was it touring with only two new singles? Fuck yeah, let’s do it!” You know? But I knew the rewards would be great. STEREOGUM: Years ago you guys did some work with SZA, but it never emerged. There was so much pressure on him to deliver an album that was going to perform the way it did after Birds In The Trap. But this might be the last album that I do like that. I kind of jam with myself all the time in the studio. PARKER: I don’t know, man. “I think five years ago,” says Kevin Parker, the man who to all intents and purposes is Tame Impala, “the thought of sitting in a room being dissected by journalists would have horrified me.” KEVIN PARKER: He just got in touch and said he was doing this project. A soundalike is a thing. I like to think that if I could make Tame Impala music with other people I would. I mean, it's funny cos that that one, the putting the chords on loop and going to sleep, I didn't think of that as an experiment. PARKER: I guess I was just using all my producer power to make us, a rock band, not sound like a rock band. Hence, the mellow vibe. Because with programming things, it has nothing to do with how good you are at playing the drums. But, look, he's not Jesus, OK? Kevin Parker probably isn't Jesus. I think Kanye West said a while ago that people hating you is the same as people loving you. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Kevin Parker’s Approach to Tame Impala’s Drum Production The Earth Is a Drum 9 Reasons to Love Narada Michael Walden Jerry Granelli Aynsley Dunbar Nick D’Virgilio – An Invisible Touch Joe Wong Honestly my favorite ones are just like when I’m drunk and listening to people’s ones they’ve put on YouTube. Alongside his own band’s accomplishments, he’s become an in-demand producer frequently tasked with lending his unique sensibility to songs by A-list pop and rap stars. Was this one tougher than the previous ones? Just super big energy, you know? Which is something very close to my heart because I’m rubbish at getting back. Tame Impala ‘s Kevin Parker thinks Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ’s hit track ‘WAP’ is a “perfect song”. I'm not going to tell them to ram it. She’s obviously a busy person, so no, I didn’t chat with her. When I'm alone, there are just different things that come to me. But you could have that. It's different every time. Rather than not go outside, I went, OK, I'll go to the shops or try and do some grocery shopping. I don't just mean on my own, but working that intensely. I think I looked away as fast as I could because of how cringey it was. I didn't go out to dinner. When I'm working on something that I've written myself, and no one in the entire world has heard it, I feel like the first person who does is gonna burst into tears of joy and tear off their clothes and run into the ocean. "When I was 14, playing in a rock band in high school, I was more excited by the fact that I was hanging out with my friends than I was about being creative. And then I finished the whole album the next morning. It’s funny because the song, it’s this kind of high-tempo thrash pop-rock, I don’t even know what genre it is. When did you hear about that? He is perhaps Australia's most famous rock star, but has spent most of his career hiding behind a band that doesn't really exist.  In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project's music. But in terms of people who were big on Fallon — I didn’t know who Jimmy Fallon was. For years, it was assumed that Tame Impala was a collective noun. It's an eight-minute psych-rock wig-out, driven by a military drum beat that frequently judders apart like a scratched CD. And then when I would be on my own, that's when I could finally start being creative.". It just does. 964 votes, 25 comments. PARKER: We did “Sundress” and his song “LSD,” which was really fun because we got to practice just doing that, just taking a hip-hop track and doing it in a live band sense. But hey, fuck it, I'd love to work with Daft Punk. I got the awesome opportunity to talk to our boy Cam all about his new EP! PARKER: No, no. Apple Music's Zane Lowe speaks with Tame Impala frontman, Kevin Parker, about their new album, The Slow Rush. Guesting On … We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. From about midnight to eight am was when I completed the rest of the song which was writing, recording and mixing. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Kevin Parker chose wisely. That's important to me. Converting something that I do by myself into something that five people stand on stage and perform in front of people is fun. For Parker, getting high is a way to escape the twanging of his brain, which can get in the way of his creativity. I mean COME ON guys at least put some effort in. It's important that they disagree with it. And so the difference between the best person in the world and a total novice is just where you decide to put those kick drums and those snares. That's difficult. It hasn't changed my songwriting, but I guess everything else it has. Hence why, though I'm fairly confident that he's not actually the Messiah, it's hard to be sure. ‘Cause you know, John’s a good interview, and he’s obviously a great guitarist. But I think Travis just wanted him to play. STEREOGUM: So it’s a question of how small you want to make the slices? Here's the devastating plot twist: I said everything I've just told you when I finished [last album] Currents. With Gaga, that’s what drives her is feeling like a true artist. And he has that hair and those warm eyes and the little beard, which combine to make him look like he should be sat at the centre of Leonardo's Last Supper. Parker has the ability to induce a kind of collective mania which makes you doubt the veracity of your memories. You’ve just got to have some restraint because hip-hop is about making space in the mix, having things behind you but also keeping space. I think the label got in touch with them, or maybe because I put it online and it became this kind of public thing, they got in touch with us and they were super apologetic. Those songs, those rapturous, transportive songs, were his, the fruits of his mind and his fingers and nothing else. ", Back to the studio it went, to be reworked, polished, remixed and remastered, until he got it close enough to the platonic version that existed in his brain. Yeah. The scaling up of your live shows has happened in conjunction with you taking ownership of Tame Impala more, accepting your rock star-ness, at least more than you used to. You hear it all the time. Which was odd, because a year earlier, things had looked rosy. I just set up a 707 drum machine and I just hit record because I was testing out this new tape machine that I had. Something we both care about deeply is making relevant music. Pax Narco: Life and Death in the City of El Chapo, Why Prince Charles Is the Best Dressed Royal, What We Know And Can Agree On: Wikipedia At 20, Jessie Buckley And Charlie Kaufman In Conversation, Welcome To The Age Of The All-Electric Hypercar, Josh O'Connor On 'The Crown' And Prince Charles, How Rubber Bullets Kill, From Belfast To #BLM, styling by James Sleaford | Photographs by Danny Lowe, ESQUIRE, PART OF THE HEARST UK FASHION & BEAUTY NETWORK. On the album, 'Borderline' has taken a new form, one closer to the version that had first materialised in Parker's mind. Distorted guitars and hip-hop sometimes go well, like Kanye and Mike Dean, and they can also be a disaster. I'm not gonna say anyone because I don't want to jinx it, you know? I played some kind of synth on it, I think. Then again, nothing about Kevin Parker, or his alter ego Tame Impala, is exactly certain. It just struck me that he was just a regular old person who does shit things sometimes. I was there with the rest of the A$AP gang. I'm one of those people that's infinitely curious about things, as well. Kevin Parker's fourth album is his best – and most painful – yet. And that might be because it was a song that I spent the least amount of time on, which actually now that I'm thinking about it, is actually quite profound. I’d love to — that song was fire, so I hope that there’s some way we can. And I guess it proved to myself that I care that much about my albums, because of how much I wanted to have an album finished by then. In hindsight, he even regretted putting those singles out. "I thought it was totally slamming hip hop, boom-crack drums," he says. I can’t work on music at low volumes — it’s like, why am I doing this? It’s everything. I can’t speak for her, I don’t know. 'Glimmer', especially, sounds like a house record. The tour was nice and all, but shouldn't Parker be in the studio? But it didn’t show. So it’s not worth going after.” But no, it was a happy ending. I really wanted to have [the album] finished for that touring season but it was wrong of me to choose timing over quality. Do you know if it’s going to come out? I find that slightly surprising, because there's definitely a disco, dancefloor feel in The Slow Rush. So I always wanted to make music with other people. There’s no bullshit. I just have a different, I guess, way of thinking. He had no producer, no engineer, no session musicians, sometimes not even friends to ask for feedback. Tame Impala seem to buck that trend, instead using the studio to help widen their scope, revealing new vistas and propelling the listener further into a sun-stroked, dream like state. It's always the most exciting when there's risks being taken. Is that part of that? How long does it take before you're comfortable enough to just snap into it? He wrote every chord, recorded every hi hat, mixed every vocal line. I hate finding myself in that situation, it makes me uncomfortable. I would love to just be lying on the couch the entire time my album is being made and have someone else carry out my wishes. I gave a shit. When I reach Parker over Skype in early May — him starting off his Friday morning, me wrapping up my Thursday night — it is not yet fully clear what a prescient move he made by getting the hell out of California. Like hold up on the distorted guitars, you know? He can lean out from the edge of a stage and make tens of thousands of people feel like he's singing just to them. STEREOGUM: How did you find out about this? And that’s not indicative of a regular Australian person. Tame Impala's Kevin Parker on His Pop Ambitions: 'I Want to Be a Max Martin' Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker used to prefer solitude. A band, in the time-honoured meaning. He’s been doing his thing for a good solid decade now; Tame Impala’s debut album InnerSpeaker reached its 10th anniversary a couple weeks after our call. The best beat makers in the world, they have exactly the same software that some kid in their bedroom does. But yeah, Rocky came through a few days before, and it was such a good vibe. So there was no back-and-forth. STEREOGUM: And then he came out and performed with you at Coachella. Does it just differ from song to song? It's a little bit daunting because I never consider my music as something that needs to be performed live for it to fulfil its potential. That’s just what this was. Tame Impala makes music about learning to adapt to life’s changes. A new tour is pending. Ultimately, they opted to quarantine Down Under. Now Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has weighed in, and he’s a fan. I know producers release their stems and say, “OK, remix my shit,” but when you talk about “stems printing” — I didn’t realize that’s something that could be high or low quality. They have exactly the same software. There was a song, 'Is It True', that was only half-finished at about midnight. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Some of this sheen could be attributed to the Music had already saved him once, in the wake of his parents' divorce, first when he discovered drums at the music school they sent him too and then when he started dabbling with the guitars that littered his father's house. It's funny, because every night I walk on stage, you know, in the few minutes before I step on stage, I'm like, 'Oh my god, what am I doing?' He is, admittedly, on earth to spread a kind of salvation. Some people hate doing that and I'm one of them. I was writing lyrics up until the hour that I finished it. It's a song for the sake of the song right, you know? Being afraid of people judging me, which everyone has, but I had it particularly hard. I just thought it was hilarious. And then I walk offstage feeling like a pop star in the best possible way. Elsewhere in the interview, Parker also clarified whether Tame Impala is considered a band or a solo project. Their ocean-crossing summer tour has seen them play venues from beach-side festivals to muddy British fields; a clear indication of their undisputed status as a formidable live act. I mean, yeah, first TV thing, we were just kind of like “What the fuck is going on?”. I’ve caught that bug. There's no one telling you to just release it? It didn't occur to me that he actually made decisions that were because he was weak. So he was probably stoked to be there with Kevin Parker. No, I'd love to say there was an enlightening, 10-day silent meditation trip, but it really wasn't. He has this energy, or perhaps, a lack of energy, that bequiets a room. I was trying to make it sound less like a rock band. It’s been in limbo for two or three years now. And extremely intelligent, which admittedly I didn’t expect. I think that song started out as something completely different that he was working on, which me and a friend programmed the drums for. But Parker's falsetto and his shimmering synths are gossamer things that seem like they might blow away if you focus on them too hard. Yeah. I feel like my perspective of being in the studio changed after that. Same emotion. This was notable for … He is a perfectionist, verging on control freak, who thinks his best music is born in moments of unbidden inspiration. So when I was recording this album, I intentionally did that. They come to me when I mentally just want to kind of escape, or mentally fill a void. Is there an art to printing stems? I don’t know. It would also make sense of their fervour, which seems religious in its intensity, as though they're experiencing his music as something more than music, something transcendental. The hardest thing to do in that time would be to just sit down and finish the song because I just wanted to do something else, or something would take my attention, or I was bugging out about it. PARKER: No, they were just doing a soundalike. There was tons of pressure on him to deliver his breakout album, or his album that’s going to take him to the next level. Just appreciating myself as an artist, which is something I didn't do. I don't think I left my house in LA in about two weeks. Not just better for me, this will make it better for everyone. Parker's childhood was, let's say, non-linear. That’s the difference it comes down to. Fans got edgy. It’s just choosing where to put beats and where not to put them. Just to see what happened. Yeah. It was really good. 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