Kevin Parker sat down with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson for a quick chat on a myriad of different topics, including new Tame Impala music. Speaking to the radio host, Parker said he is still happy to play music from Currents and Lonerism, but was “ready to play some other songs live.” The group has done some tour dates this summer, so four years on it would make sense to have some new music. The most revealing bit in terms of a timeline was that he said he would be “very disappointed” if there was a new album out by next summer.
There are a few things to read in here. To have an album out by next summer, he would need to finish up whatever he is working on probably by the end of the year or by the spring if the label wants to put together a traditional promo package around it. Then the group would have to come together to rehearse the music for an inevitable takeover of summer festivals and heavy touring.
In addition to the comments on the new album, he also shares a small update on his track(s) with Mark Ronson & SZA. The one that was played out at Governors Ball in 2017 is now called “Back Together,” though he has no idea when it will be released. He remains mum on how much music they made together.
Listen to the snippets from the interview below and hopefully we will get some new Tame Impala music by this time next year.