Parker previously produced London’s 2016 song ‘Whiplash’, and now the two have recorded new music together that receives its live premiere next week.
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) October 12, 2018
The two will perform live together under the name Theo Impala at a sold-out show next Tuesday (October 16) at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles.
London has been trailing the gig on Twitter, and posted pictures of him and Parker together as well as a brief snippet of the pair rehearsing.
The show reportedly sold out ‘in seconds’, although London also teased the idea of more shows with one of the tweets, saying: “Would you like a tour?”
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) October 11, 2018
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) October 10, 2018
London’s representatives told Pitchfork that “No tour is planned”, however.
It’s not the only recent rap collaboration Parker’s had his hand in. Last weekend he performed live with Travis Scott for the latter’s lauded performance on Saturday Night Live.
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After teasing surprises for his first appearance, Scott enlisted the help of Parker as well as singer-songwriter John Mayer.
Kevin Parker is credited as co-writer and co-producer on ‘Skeletons’ from Scott’s album ‘Astroworld‘, while Mayer co-wrote ‘Astrothunder’. Album track ‘Wake Up’ was also co-produced by Mayer.
Turner was asked about a potential Tame Impala collaboration earlier this month during an interview on Beats 1, with the Monkeys frontman remarking “I’d love to float with Kevin… Let’s float Kev” and “I think [Parker’s] brilliant, no doubt about that.”
As for Parker’s own dream collaboration, the musician cited Daft Punk. “I hold them in absolutely legendary regard,” he said of the French duo. “They’re so god-like to me, but I don’t even know what I’d do or how I’d do it with them.”