Kevin Parker guested on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 Radio show and during the interview he hinted that a new Tame Impala record is forthcoming. The album will be the band’s first since 2015’s Currents, and Pitchfork reports that Parker said he will be “very disappointed” if it’s not out next summer.
Parker also discussed that new SZA album he’s been working on with Mark Ronson. Parker referenced one song in particular called “Back Together,” that he says will likely come out at some point.
Parker also addressed all of the confusion surrounding his contributions to Kanye West’s Ye. Originally, Parker said he worked on “Ghost Town,” but he’s actually credited on “Violent Crimes.” “It’s this whirlwind of things happening and then no one really knows,” he said. “Kanye’s in his space, throwing down ideas, taking ideas out, putting this with this, seeing if that works. He might not even know who worked on the song [or which part] is going to end up on the song until the last minute.”
The interview also revealed that Parker recently spent studio time with Travis Scott and that he’d like to work with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner sometime if the singer hit him up to collab. Listen to the interview below.