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Tame Impala ‘The Slow Rush’ – A psychedelic feel that everyone can relate to
Tame Impala’s success in the music industry has risen with their psychedelic rock beats that everyone can groove to. Tame Impala’s last hit album ‘Currents’ was released in 2015, which means that new release, ‘The Slow Rush’, has been heavily anticipated for the past five years and hasn’t failed to deliver.
Writer and producer, 34-year-old Australian Kevin Parker, releases different emotions in each of the tracks on ‘The Slow Rush’. With track three, ‘Borderline’, questions whether he will be loved and remembered. The fourth track on the album, ‘Posthumous Forgiveness’, addresses and releases the emotions that Parker dealt with when his father passed. The synth picks up as Parkers emotions grow more in the lyrics where you can feel his anger and sadness about his father’s death – ‘And while you still have time, you had a chance. But you decided to take all of your sorrys to the grave’.
Time is the overall theme surrounding the album, with first track ‘One More Year’, and the final, twelfth track ‘One More Hour’. The twelve tracks could represent the twelve months of the year, or even the clock face with twelve numerals. Either way, the theme of time is apparent throughout the album, with final track ‘One More Hour’ beats becoming stronger and heavier with deeper bass-, Parker sings – ‘All these people said we wouldn’t last a minute, dear. I’m with you and I can roll into another year.’ This is when the album loops and then played straight into ‘One More Year’.
Kevin Parker aka Tame Impala has created a well-written, emotion filled album which contrasts with the pop-hit vibe of 2015 album ‘Currents’. However, works just as well and is created more from the heart reflecting Parkers memories through his life, rather than just making music to fit in with other pop hits.