Arlo Parks announces new album ‘My Soft Machine’

Listen to the title track now.

Two years on since the release of her stunning debut LP ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, Arlo Parks has announced that her second album ‘My Soft Machine’ will be out on 26th May on Transgressive Records.

“The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience - our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities almost like visual snow,” Arlo says. “This record is life through my lens, through my body - the mid 20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief and self sabotage and joy, moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity - what it’s like to be trapped in this particular body. There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called the Souvenir, it’s an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton - it recounts a young film student falling in love with an older, charismatic man as a young film student then being drawn into his addiction - in an early scene he’s explaining why people watch films - ‘we don’t want to see life as it is played out we want to see life as it is experienced in this soft machine.’ So there we have it, the record is called….’My Soft Machine’.”

Revealing the first single ‘Weightless’, Arlo adds, “‘Weightless’ surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.”

Have a listen to ‘Weightless’ below.

‘My Soft Machine’ Tracklisting:

1. Bruiseless

2. Impurities

3. Devotion

4. Blades

5. Purple Phase

6. Weightless

7. Pegasus ft. Phoebe Bridgers

8. Dog Rose

9. Puppy

10. I’m Sorry

11. Room (red wings)

12. Ghost

See Arlo Parks live at the following dates:


05 - Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre

14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

15 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique

17 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt

19 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

21 - Paris, France @ L’Olympia

28 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

Get tickets to watch Arlo Parks live now.

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