With synthesizers blaring in the background and the colors transitioning to warmer summer tones, Kevin Parker decided to pay the audience a quick visit. However, on this night, Clairo simply let her voice speak. Although the ten year journey to this point can be viewed as tedious in retrospect, the ascent towards stardom also feels rather quick for the 34-year-old. Was this info helpful? One More Hour chords by Tame Impala. They had just released Congratulations and were at the peak of their fame. With its Wurlitzer-esque sound, “It Might Be Time” bears more than a passing resemblance to the kind of prog-pop Supertramp specialised in, while its sage-like lyrics confront the prospect of time waiting for no one, with a lingering resignation to the aging process: “You ain’t as young as you used to be / It might be time to face it”. "I don't want to labor over music. My previous encounter with Clairo came at the main stage of last year’s rendition of Camp Flog Gnaw. More and more, that's becoming a quality of music that I'm allergic to," he says. The writing had been on the wall for a while, Currents’ transcendence beyond the giddy instrumental-focused bombast of previous efforts was a watershed juncture - a benchmark release for the band that bore an introspective, if evermore radio-friendly blueprint. As a producer, Parker has more moving parts to balance this time, but he arrives at a deft auteur-pop synergy in which every last decision, down to the assorted cathedral-like reverb effects that lend his voice an otherworldly aura, become as intrinsic to the music as the melodies or the words. Written works by Daniel Leka. On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Tame Impala distracted the world from its fear and anxieties, at least for one more hour. Thankfully, the results prove worth the wait. MGMT + Tame Impala support. (Move her) How can I love this path for sure? “I wanna tell you about the time… I had Mick Jagger on the phone,” he sings, as if desperate to make a connection across the void. In that same interview, Parker said that his biggest takeaway from making both the previous Tame Impala album, 2015's Currents, and this one was to trust his gut instincts. No matter how precise the Australian singer-songwriter is as a lyricist — and among the album's highlight-reel couplets is the bitter dismissal in "Posthumous Forgiveness" in which he tells his father, "You could store an ocean in the holes / In any of the explanations that you gave" — his delivery tends to blur lyric ideas together into broad arcs of feeling. On "One More Year," the opening track of his fourth record as Tame Impala, multi-instrumentalist mastermind Kevin Parker cues up a memory from a year ago, Facebook-style. It's music that comes wrapped in its own bubble, far from the cascading miseries on the news, sung by someone who's evidently developed resistance to rampant negativity and is ready to share his secrets. From songwriting to instrumentation, Parker utilizes aspects of funk, 70s rock and psychedelic pop to tackle the overarching themes of time and past hardships on his new record. Many of the hooks on The Slow Rush arrive as terse, easy-to-remember rhythmic codes, the dots and dashes of desire. I did it for fun. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Assisted with photos except where noted. And while lacking the convention-breaching identity of Currents, Tame Impala commits to a formula that will undoubtedly guarantee heavy rotation – an album sporting plenty of standouts and very little filler. Listen closely and you can pick up traces of Rick James, Paul McCartney and Wings, Ravel, Childish Gambino, Pink Floyd, Human League, Prince and on and on. She showcased immense control and vocal prowess as the stripped-back approach allowed her to fully articulate the emotion apparent in her songs. Consider the way Parker delivers "One More Hour," the bookend to "One More Year" that closes the set. 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Profusely thanking them as the song concluded, Parker then retreated back to his bandmates and quickly adjusted the microphone before beginning their next record “Reality In Motion.”. From the shuddering opening warp of One More Year to blissfully euphoric closer One More Hour, time is the relentless focus of The Slow Rush, the fourth album from Tame Impala. These colors perfectly complemented the somberness of the song. hide caption. There's evidence of parallel growth in just about every aspect of Parker's game. Following a brief intermission after Clairo’s set, the lights drastically dimmed and an image of a horizon appeared on screen. The Slow Rush stands as a certifiable summer-ready soundtrack, the confessional tropes of its predecessor cemented, harnessing the escapist hues of '80s R&B and '70s yacht rock in a more concentrated form. On "One More Year," his initial rush of nostalgia is followed by a more sober relationship-red-flag observation: "'Cause what we did, one day on a whim, has slowly become all we do." One More Year. On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Tame Impala distracted the world from its fear and anxieties, at least for one more hour… Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. This article was originally posted on UCLA Radio on Saturday, April 11, 2020. This in part is due to the thousands of fans who have done their due diligence in spreading Parker’s work across the world and who offer genuine interactions such as the ones held at The Forum throughout the night. This moving image looped over and over, increasing in speed each time until the sun blurred and an orange blur occupied the screen. Commercial success has freed Parker to indulge his perfectionism. Despite this sense of capitulation to the social pressures of growing old, The Slow Rush, in general, sports an unabashedly youthful sound, excising the less linear aspects that graced earlier efforts. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. In most of his songs, Parker follows the unwritten pop rule that fun is not to be mentioned or analyzed, but rather should explode from the music like a contagion. Although the news surrounding the virus led many to selling their tickets shortly before the show, the band still played in front of a sold-out Forum crowd, bringing forth a vibrant and exuberant display of their recent release The Slow Rush. USA tour 2010. His global breakout 2015 album, Currents, was so closely aligned to the artier edges of contemporary pop that Parker found himself in demand as a producer and collaborator by such established stars as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Mark Ronson and Mick Jagger. It may not be rock’n’roll, but I doubt Jagger’s name has ever been dropped with such affecting tenderness. The psychedelic guitar drive of his 2010 debut, Innerspeaker, saw the Australian multi-instrumentalist hailed as a saviour of rock.