The track may appear on LAROI’s upcoming debut album
THE KIDS LAROI have teased a possible collaboration with Tam Impala, sharing two photos of her in a recording studio with the psych-pop outfit’s frontman and primary songwriter, Kevin Parker.
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The photos were shared overnight (October 12) on LAROI’s Instagram Story, with neither offering any references. Both photos show the pair sitting in front of a mixing console, with the first caption containing the emoji for a bullet, a police car, a couple and a glass of whiskey.
Take a look at LAROI’s Instagram story below:
LAROI is currently working on their first full-length album, which is expected to be released in 2022. The rapper confirmed last week that he also has several other projects in the pipeline, one of which will explore the origins behind his artist’s name, a nod to his mother’s indigenous roots as a member of the Kamilaroi tribe.
Back in July, they released “F*ck Love 3: Over You”, the third installment in a trilogy of mixtapes following “F*ck Love” in July 2020 and “F*ck Love (Savage)” in November. The latest mixtape features a Polo G collab titled ‘Not Sober’, along with LAROI’s smash-hit Justin Bieber collaboration, ‘Stay’. It was followed a week after its release with an expanded version.
In September LAROI announced its first world tour for 2022, starting in late January with stops in the US, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Earlier in the month, LAROI made her awards show debut at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she and Bieber performed “Stay.” talking to Granthshala, LAROI said he “never really asked” [Bieber] How did he find my mess? He just DMed me on Instagram one day and was like, ‘You got the sauce’, and I replied back and was like, ‘Yo, what’s going on? I’m a big fan’. He liked my message and it was from there. “
LAROI’s potential collaboration with the Tame Impala will come as the latest in a string of team-ups that Parker has worked on in 2021. Earlier in the year, Internet Money founder Taz Taylor said he was working with Parker on FaceTime.
Back in June, Parker hinted that a track he and Mark Ronson had worked on with SZA could be released in the near future, following a live debut in 2017. Then in October, Diana Ross said that Tame Impala would appear on a track for her. Upcoming album ‘Thank You’.
Last month, Tame Impala played its first full-band live show in 18 months, with fans in Chicago in a 20-song set that included a cover of Travis Scott’s “Skeleton.” The band is currently in the middle of a huge US tour in support of ‘The Slow Rush’, where entry requires proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test.
‘The Slow Rush’ was released last February through Modular, and was supported by singles such as ‘Borderline’, ‘Posthumous Forgiveness’, ‘Lost in Tomorrow’ and ‘Is It True’. The band also released an 18-minute reimagining of the album’s opening cut, ‘One More Year’.
In a four star review, Granthshala Writer Thomas Smith praised ‘The Slow Rush’ as an evolution of Tame Impala’s sound, saying that the band “is unlikely to lose any fans by embracing Parker’s pop sensibilities – the genres are history, man – but You have to admire his willingness to push in new directions”.
talking to Granthshala Prior to the LP’s release, Parker spoke about the fictional element of the Tame Impala, saying: “I have always thought of the Tame Impala as something that people can use to relieve whatever physical stresses and problems are in their lives. Can to escape. Tama Impala is a fantasy [fiction] of music. this is The Lord of the Rings.“