Mark Ronson Offers Early Praise For Tame Impala’s New Album ‘The Slow Rush’

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Since first meeting at an Australian music festival in 2011, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Super Producer Mark Ronson have been close friends.

Recently in New York with Parker to attend the Saturday Night Live debut of Brooklyn artist King Princess, Ronson has shared a series of Instagram posts featuring parker.

One photo features Kevin and King Princess’ together and another shows Parker with Ronson.

An additional shot shared via Ronson’s Instagram Story depicts Kevin sitting in what appears to be Ronson’s home studio.

On the wall are two of Mark’s albums, 2015’s Uptown Special and 2019’s Late Night Feelings.

He had a lot to do with these two,” Mark writes.

(Kevin is credited as a bassist, drummer, composer, guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist on Uptown Special, he also appeared prominently on single ‘Daffodils’. On Late Night Feelings he is also credited with having lent Ronson a helping hand contributing guitar work, production, synths and backing vocals.)

At the bottom of the message, Mark praises Tame Impala’s forthcoming album The Slow Rush.

But more importantly his new album blew my mind,” Ronson writes.

Mark Ronson was a big producer mentor for me,” Parker told Billboard in 2018. “He was the first one that convinced me that I could take it seriously, or that what I had was special. Up until then, I figured I wouldn’t really know how to incorporate what I do with other artists, especially ones I don’t know personally. I think he was pretty pivotal in that.”

Tame Impala‘s The Slow Rush will arrive on February 14.

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