Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker says contributing to Kanye West’s ‘Ye’ was “an absolute saga”

"It was uncannily poor timing,” Parker said

Kevin Parker has opened up about contributing to Kanye West‘s latest album ‘ye’.

The Tame Impala frontman was unaware he would be on Kanye’s record, until a friend text him to tell him that the collaborative song was being played out at West’s listening party.

Parker had allegedly sent Kanye some samples to feature on the album, but didn’t hear back from the rapper and had assumed they didn’t make the cut.


He reportedly thought he was featured on West’s track ‘Ghost Town’ but he ended up being credited for a different track, ‘Violent Crimes’.

“That was an absolute saga,” he told the Evening Standard. “It was uncannily poor timing. That’s the thing about being a rogue contributor: you’re not in the driver’s seat, so you don’t really know how things are gonna pan out. From working on it, to it actually emerging into the world, there’s a lot in between.”

“It’s definitely therapeutic to let go of control and just be someone hitting tennis balls off a cliff,” he added.

Parker was just one of the contributors on West’s latest record. Other artists credited include Kid Cudi, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and Young Thug.

Earlier this month, Dua Lipa revealed that her dream collaboration would be with the Tame Impala frontman. “D’you know what, I would love to make an album with Kevin Parker, from Tame Impala,” she said in an interview prior to her recent performance at the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League Final. “I just think what [Tame Impala] do is really cool.”

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