Parker and Ronson debuted the untitled track during a DJ battle at New York’s Governors Ball festival back in 2017, but it’s yet to be released in full.
Appearing as a guest on the latest episode of Ronson’s Fader Uncovered podcast, Parker confirmed that he’s been in talks with SZA to release the collaboration.
“Once a month someone just writes: ‘Release the Tame Impala and SZA song’,” Ronson told Parker. “Obviously, you and I worked on a song way, way back before ‘CTRL’ even came out.
“She came into the studio and we thought she was just maybe coming to write a song. She was just so amazing and did this song together,” he continued.
Parker then recalled their time working with SZA, remembering that he and Ronson were “mesmerised” by the TDE singer’s talents. “I feel like that was my studio moment,” Parker said, alluding to it being a magic moment.
Ronson asked Parker if he had been in touch with SZA or if he had plans to release the song. He answered: “Uh… yes. Yes, it’s looking good.”
While the full version of the interview will be released on Monday (June 7), you can watch the part about the SZA collaboration below.
On the next episode of the Fader Uncovered Podcast Grammy award-winning artist, @tameimpala confirms he has a collaboration with @sza in the vault. Tune in on Monday to hear about other possible collaborations and more.
— The FADER (@thefader) June 4, 2021
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, she confirmed the project while also explaining her wide-ranging influences. “People grapple with labelling me as hip-hop, R&B or pop, and it’s interesting to me,” she added. “I’m just making music. I listen to Stevie Nicks. I love classical jazz. I love folk. I love rap. I love Modest Mouse.
“I’m making an album with Tame Impala and Mark Ronson. When you try to label it, you remove the option for it to be limitless. It diminishes the music.”