Tame Impala’s follow-up to 2012’s Grammy-nominated masterpiece “Lonerism” is on the way and we now have a taste of what the band’s third album, “Currents,” might sound like.
“Let It Happen” is a psychedelic, multi-part, progressive rock epic, a song that fulfills band leader Kevin Parker’s intimation that their upcoming release would feature a heavier emphasis on synthesizers and electronically manipulated sounds, which appears to be the zeitgeist of contemporary alternative music—from Alabama Shakes to Mumford & Sons. Recorded in the group’s native Freemantle, Australia, Parker said that “Let It Happen” is about “finding yourself always in this world of chaos and all this stuff going on around you and always shutting it out because you don’t want to be part of it. But at some point, you realize it takes more energy to shut it out than it does to let it happen and be a part of it.” The first official single from Tame Impala’s new album, the syrupy funk ballad “Cause I’m a Man” is also available now.
Tame Impala recently rocked a captivated audience at Coachella, and they are coming to Nashville and performing at Ryman Auditorium with Mini Mansions on May 11.
Written by Grant Gilbard