Mark Ronson – “Daffodils” (Feat. Kevin Parker Of Tame Impala)
Just this morning we heard Mark Ronson’s Bruno Mars collaboration “Uptown Funk.” Now here’s another song from Ronson’s upcoming album Uptown Special, one of three new tunes featuring Tame Impala singer Kevin Parker. “Daffodils,” which premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC show today, is the Venn diagram overlap between Parker’s usual psych-pop comfort zone and Ronson’s trademark dance-funk, a combination that happens to sound a lot like early MGMT. It’s a lot weirder and spacier than the too-big-to-fail “Uptown Funk,” but it’s not entirely impossible to imagine the lead singer of Tame Impala scoring a radio hit with this song either, which would really be something. Hear “Daffodils” below.
UPDATE: As some commenters have pointed out, it appears an early version of this song surfaced last year in a jam by Parker and Cam Avery’s space-rock side-project Kevin Spacey AKA The Golden Triangle Municipal Funk Band AKA AAA Aardvark Getdown Services. Watch below:
Uptown Special is out 1/27 on RCA, and it also features lyrics by novelist Michael Chabon. Incidentally, Ronson and his band the Business Intl. previously covered Tame Impala’s “Solitude Is Bliss.”
Finally, here’s a fan-made recording of Tame Impala playing a new song and/or having a pretty sweet jam session at the Beacon Theatre in New York City last night.