DEBUT ALBUM COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS OUT JANUARY 29TH VIA TRANSGRESSIVE SET TO PERFORM AT TOP OF THE POPS NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL ANNOUNCES ROUGH TRADE LIVE STREAM ON 21ST JANUARY WATCH THE VIDEO FOR CAROLINE LISTEN TO CAROLINE Today, Arlo Parks shares the video for Caroline, the newest single from her highly-anticipated debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, out January 29th via Transgressive Records. Directed by Brock Neal-Roberts, the video dives into the middle of an earnest and emotional love story, with shots of Parks beautifully detailing the deeper narrative in between. The visual arrives after the track's lyric video released last month, and is the latest offering from Collapsed In Sunbeams, following singles "Eugene," "Black Dog," "Hurt" and "Green Eyes." Speaking about the video, Parks describes: "Making this video with Brock was such an organic and emotional process. We wanted to make something distinctly human and tender, I'm so proud of this piece and the way it reflects the story behind Caroline." The video for Caroline also arrives ahead of Arlo Parks' residency at BBC 6 Music starting January 20th. BBC 6 Music's Artist In Residence is a journey into the musical soul of an artist, based around a theme or mood. In each episode, Arlo will share records that have informed specific moments in her life. Episodes will be available for one month after they air on BBC Sounds. Arlo is also set to perform on this year's Top Of The Pops iconic New Years' Eve episode. Furthermore, Arlo has announced a live stream alongside Rough Trade. The virtual instore will take place on Thursday 21st January with advance tickets available here. Caroline follows Green Eyes and the recent hit singles Hurt and Black Dog both of which were playlisted simultaneously on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music A-lists and have amassed millions of streams worldwide. Arlo also recently lent her vocal to the Glass Animals single "Tangerine," and Fraser T. Smith's latest track "Strangers In The Night" - with the pair recently performing together on Later With… Jools Holland. 2020 continues to see Arlo ascend, as she adds a starring role in the recent Gus Van Sant directed campaign for Gucci, alongside Billie Eillish, Harry Styles, Florence Welch and more, to her accumulating accolades. Recent press features have seen Arlo grace the cover of Evening Standard Magazine, Rollacoaster Magazine, NME and Dork Magazine as well as being included on the 2020 Dazed 100 List. Arlo was also recently named the winner of the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award and an ambassador for the British mental health charity, CALM. Arlo’s songwriting has seen her gain new fans in Billie Eilish, Florence Welch, Michelle Obama, Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Wyclef Jean, and many others. This is all while performing stand-out shows for the revered COLORS and NPR's Tiny Desk series - plus being one of only three artists to perform at Glastonbury this year. Arlo’s recent UK tour announcement saw tickets sell out in under an hour. Further dates at independent records stores around the country have now been added, with Arlo’s full schedule as follows: Upcoming Tour Dates 2021: 4/9 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique, Orangerie 4/10 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rotonde 4/12 - Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo 4/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil 4/14 - Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater 4/15 - Munich, Germany @ Ampere 4/17 - Zürich, Switzerland @ Mascotte 4/18 - Milan, Italy @ Magnolia 4/20 - Lyon, France @ Ninkasi 4/22 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2 4/24 - Madrid, Spain @ Independance 4/26 - Bordeaux, France @ I.Boat 4/29 - Paris, France @ Trabendo 4/30 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg 5/1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Oude Zaal 5/2 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 5/3 - Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix 5/12 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – SOLD OUT 5/18 - Edinburgh, UK @ Mash House – SOLD OUT 5/19 - Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes – SOLD OUT 5/21 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk – SOLD OUT 5/22 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans – SOLD OUT 5/25 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds – SOLD OUT 5/26 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall – SOLD OUT 5/29 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT 5/30 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla – SOLD OUT 6/2 - London, UK @ Village Underground – SOLD OUT 6/3 - London, UK @ Village Underground – SOLD OUT 23/07 - Norwich @ The Waterfront – with HMV 01/08 -Dundee @ Fat Sam’s – with Assai Records 03/08 - Liverpool @ Arts Club – with Jacaranda 05/08 - Coventry @ The Empire – with HMV 10/08 - London @ Prysym – with Banquet 17/08 - Oxford @ O2 Academy2 – with Truck Store Speaking about her debut LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper-specific." Collapsed In Sunbeams will be released on January 29th, 2021 on Transgressive Records. The album is available to pre-order on limited edition vinyl, CD, and cassette here. PRE-ORDER: COLLAPSED IN SUNBEAMS Arlo Parks Collapsed In Sunbeams Transgressive January 29, 2021 1.Collapsed In Sunbeams 2.Hurt 3.Too Good 4.Hope 5.Caroline 6.Black Dog 7.Green Eyes 8.Just Go 9.For Violet 10.Eugene 11.Bluish 12.Portra 400
About Arlo Parks:
In Arlo Parks world, words are as useful as photographs. Luscious, expressive vignettes pepper the poetic lyrics in her sweet, ruminative indie pop songs. Born Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho, the 20-year-old from West London - who burst onto the scene with 2018’s “Cola” - uses poetry as her songwriting compass, weaving vivid imagery and sensory touches throughout the stirring, honest stories that make up her already-rich body of work. “I was really interested in the idea of delving into a hyper-specific moment and making it feel universal, making it something that people could connect to,” Arlo says about drawing from poetry in her approach.
A sensitive child, Arlo grew up in a peaceful part of town. “There wasn’t that much to do, and I was a pretty happy kid, I was very much in my own little world,” she explains, describing spending her free time exploring creative ways to express her emotions. “Because I was feeling a lot, I started writing quite young,” she says, referencing poets Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver and Pat Parker, and more who inspired her to write. “It’s that cinematic quality that can make you feel like you’re plunged into someone’s subjectivity,” she adds about poetry’s impact. Arlo recalls a gift from her uncle—a record collection that included classics from Sade, Earth Wind & Fire, and Bob Dylan—and choir practice as fundamentals to her musical side. Like most kids her age, she grew up digging around on YouTube for music, discovering Portishead, Odd Future, Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell, King Krule, and an eclectic range of music to root herself in.