Kevin Parker Is Back Working On New Music In Australia

Written by Sam Murphy on 8th April, 2016

Kevin Parker Is Back Working On New Music In Australia

It’s been less than a year since the release of Tame Impala‘s all-conquering third album Currents but frontman Kevin Parker is already back working on new music.

Parker is currently back in Australia after spending much of the last year touring the globe and is headed back to Perth to start penning some new tunes.

Speaking to AAP at the APRA Awards, where he causally collected an award for Song Of The Year for Let It Happen, he said he’s finally got some downtime before the band hits the road again for a tour that will run until September.

“I think after a long tour and after an album, your brain feels like it wants to relax but at the same time making music for me is something that comes kind of naturally. Just like a brain process,” he said.

“I’m trying not to work on stuff but there are always things to do. I always manage to keep myself busy.”

Parker has his own studio down the road in Perth where he’s planning to work on new music but he’s not sure exactly what he’s making music for right now.

“I don’t know if it’s for Tame Impala or if it’s something I’m going to write for someone else, because I’ve been wanting to do that a lot more,” he said.

Apparently Rihanna was high on his list of people to write for but she re-recorded Tame Impala’s track New Person, Same Mistakes on her latest album Anti meaning, as Parker puts it, that’s “a box that got ticked without me even ticking it”.

Recently Parker also produced the debut album of fellow Perth band Koi Child.

Watch: Currents in the Making


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