At the beginning of this year, UK singer-songwriter Arlo Parks released Collapsed in Sunbeams, her debut full-length album, via Beatnik and Transgressive Records. Arlo now brings her Collapsed in Sunbeams Tour to Union Stage on Tuesday, Oct. 26!
Recently, Arlo released the official video to “Too Good,” the latest single from her critically acclaimed debut album.
The single, written by Parks with production from Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence Welch, Jorja Smith), is a shining example of her prized poetry and tender delivery, brought beautifully to life in the visual clip directed by the duo Bedroom (Beabadoobee, The 1975).
Watch the official music video for “Too Good” by Arlo Parks on YouTube:
Arlo’s first LP follows her latest EP, Super Sad Generation. With Super Sad Generation, Arlo stopped listeners in their tracks. With the power behind her songs and her ability to resonate with an audience.
The impressive trajectory of Arlo Parks has cemented the notion that she is an incredibly special artist, demonstrating soul and compassion beyond her years. Her ‘Super Sad Generation’ EP (a four-track collection, which was entirely self written between the ages of 16-18) was heavily championed by BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats1, Radio X and Foundation FM, as well as COLORS, FADER, Complex, Noisey, Gal-Dem, The Face, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, LOVE Magazine, Wonderland, Independent and many more.
Growing up in South West London, half Nigerian, a quarter Chadian, and a quarter French, Arlo learned to speak French before English. A quiet child, she’d write short stories and create fantasy worlds, later journaling and then obsessing over spoken word poetry, reading American poets such as Ginsberg and Jim Morrison and watching old Chet Baker performances on YouTube. These days, she references Nayyirah Waheed, Hanif Abdurraqib and Iain S. Thomas as her favourite modern poets, and it is clear that their works are as influential on her song writing as any musician. Books too, such as The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Parks says, “The way Murakami writes in that book is how I aspire to write my songs; gritty and sensitive and human.”
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Doors @ 7pm