The Slow Rush, Kevin Parker’s fourth album as Tame Impala was released in February to wide-spread global acclaim. Today, he shares Blood Orange’s remix of his single ‘Borderline’. Listen here. Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), reworked the track with original instrumentation by Hynes himself, an augmentation of Parker’s vocals, and drums by Aaron Maine of Porches.
There has been a barrage of good news arriving over the past week for Tame Impala. On Tuesday, Parker performed ‘Borderline’ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – watch the performancehere. Additionally, the single ‘Borderline’ was officially certified Gold status in the USA.
|Earlier this week Tame Impala was nominated for two Billboard Music Awards in both the ‘Top Rock Artist’ and ‘Top Rock Album’ categories. The Billboard Music Awards will take place on October 14. Parker recently sat down with Los Angeles Times’ music critic Mikael Wood for a wide-ranging, in-depth conversation on the making of The Slow Rush and to catch up on what he’s been doing since COVID sidelined his 2020 touring plans. The conversation was hosted by The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Museum and you can watch it here. Last month Parker shared Four Tet’s mix of his single ‘Is It True’, and earlier this summer he released his remix of 070 Shake’s ‘Guilty Conscience’. Parker also recently collaborated with Mike Skinner on The Streets track, ‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’. Together with Oneohtrix Point Never, he contributed to The Weeknd’s latest album, After Hours, also released earlier this year. Parker has emerged as one of the most influential voices of the last decade. His latest album serves as a deep reflection on the passage of time. “The Slow Rush is an extraordinarily detailed opus,” said Pitchfork. “I have to marvel that all this sound and history comes from Parker alone, picking every string and twisting every knob.”|
|“As far as follow-ups to an earth-shattering run of albums go, this is much more than just a solid return. It is, overall, an exhilarating listen. This band aren’t rock music’s saviours; they’re so much more than that. ****”– NME|
“A triumph… Tripped out and joyfully intoxicating, Tame Impala one-man marvel Kevin Parker excels himself here.”– Daily Mirror
“The Slow Rush is stunningly pure and heartfelt pop.”– The Guardian
“Parker is a master of studio songcraft; each track flows seamlessly from one to the next in one cohesive journey, capturing uplifting, laidback summer vibes throughout.****”– The Independent