Tame Impala Share New Single “It Might Be Time”

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Janice Headley
photo by Melissa Wax

Finally! Last week, Tame Impala teased fans from their website that their long-awaited new album would arrive in 2020 titled The Slow Rush out via Modular. Today, they share the first single, the '70s-tinged electronica-influenced track  “It Might Be Time.” Listen below and check out a short promo video for the new release.

The album was recorded by founding member/frontman Kevin Parker between Los Angeles and his studio in his Fremantle, Australia hometown. Earlier this year, the band shared two stand-alone singles — "Patience" and "Borderline" — and early looks at the track listing reveal only "Borderline" will make the full-length. The forthcoming fourth LP will be their first since 2015’s Currents

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, frontman Kevin Parker admits:

I love those kind of like, Supertramp melodies, kind of seventies prog, emotional things. But I also love extremely distorted, bombastic blown out drums, you know? And I feel like I haven’t done a song in a long time where the drums are just like, the main feature, you know, where it just like does explosions in drum form. Well it’s my love, you know, drum sounds.

Across like all music, like whether it’s… the music that I’m listening to, you know, whether it’s like, rock and roll or hip-hop or whatever, the drums are just the thing that I love the most. I never expect other people to care about drums as much as I do, so I don’t always put them at the forefront of my music, but this time I was just like, good.

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