The band release their third album 'Currents' this year
Tame Impala have unveiled new track ‘Disciples’.
The song will feature on the band’s third album, ‘Currents’, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’. The release date for that LP has not yet been revealed, but it’s expected later this year.
The band’s frontman Kevin Parker recently shared ‘Disciples’ during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session with fans. Listen below.
Parker also revealed how his upcoming album is more pop-based and diverse (“I’ve always thought all Tame Impala was total pop (whatever pop is these days). I guess because I don’t hear the oceans of reverb and distortion… There’s a lot of different stuff on the new album, it definitely has the most variation of any album I’ve done in the past”) and how the band have only recently started making money from their music (“You want to know a story? Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala’s record sales outside of Australia I had received zero dollars. Someone high up spent the money before it got to me. I may never get that money”).
Parker also spoke of his admiration for rapper Kanye West, adding: “I have to say I am very inspired by Kanye West. There’s something about his overt confidence in the face of judgment and doubt”.
Hear ‘Disciples’ beneath.
As reported by Stereogum, Parker recently explained that ‘Currents’ is about the process of personal transformation.
“It follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. They’re becoming the kind of person they thought they’d never become,” Parker said. “This is meant to tell the story from the inside, like what’s going on in their head and why they’re seeing things differently and feeling like they go somewhere else mentally.”
Tame Impala will play a handful of UK and Ireland dates later this year. They are as follows:
Electric Picnic Festival (September 4)
End Of The Road Festival (5)
Glasgow Barrowland (8)
Liverpool Olympia (9)