Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Shares That The Arctic Monkeys Have ‘Reached Out’ To Collaborate
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
Graphic by @binarywax
In a new interview with Billboard, Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker expresses his intention to further his ambitions as a producer.
“It’s the yin to the yang of psychedelic rock,” he confides, “writing a catchy, sugary pop song that’s like, three minutes long… I want to be a Max Martin.”
Working with several high profile pop stars in the past four years, including Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Travis Scott, has without question cemented Parker’s reputation in this regard.
The real question is where might he be heading next?
With his own album The Slow Rush arriving in two weeks, it seems that any immediate collaboration is unlikely.
This said Parker did share with his Billboard interviewer that two artists have extended formal invitations.
The First, Billboard reveals, is the Arctic Monkeys.
This may not come as too much of surprise to fans of either act, as Alex has notably commented he would like to “float” with Parker in the studio.
“I think [Parker is] brilliant,” the Arctic Monkeys’ vocalist told his host in one recent interview. “No doubt about that.”
The second is pop artist Dua Lipa, whose album Manic is currently sitting high in the charts.
“I’ve only scratched the surface with [collaborating],” Parker states.
Also interviewed by Billboard, Parker’s manager Jodie Reagan believes Kevin may be downplaying his ambition: “I know he’s got his eyes on Beyoncé.”
The interview also provides some interesting figures in regard to Tame Impala‘s commercial success.
Billboard Boxscore data suggests that has Tame Impala grossed $6.5 million and sold 132,786 tickets across 18 concerts in 2019.
Tame’s music has been streamed a total of 1.6 billion times according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
the news follows the release of a new film clip for Tame Impala’s latest single ‘Lost In Yesterday’.
Tame Impala’s fourth album The Slow Rush will arrive on February 14.
You can read the full interview here.