Updated: May 2, 2019
Following its surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live, Tame Impala have dropped their 2nd single ‘Borderline’ from their highly anticipated new album. Coming off the back of last month’s single ‘Patience’, Kevin Parker has continued to lock the guitars away and vouch for a synth/keyboard approach.
Whilst ‘Borderline’ still encapsulates some of Tame Impala’s usual Psychedelic sound, it also introduces a disco like vibe similar to what I could only imagine the 60’s transitioning into the 70’s would have been like. The track features a hypnotic beat which accents the melodic keys featured throughout, as well as Parker’s cruisy vocals. A potential crowd mover for their upcoming headline set at Coachella.
Featuring lyrics such as “There I go/Quite a show/For the loner in LA”, it appears Parker is still coming to terms with his new life in Los Angeles. Parker has been a self-proclaimed ‘loner’ through his music for many years and that clearly hasn’t changed despite the name he now possesses within the music industry.
The finer details on a name and release date for Tame Impala’s upcoming 4th LP remain tight lipped with the only hint so far coming from Parker stating he would be disappointed if it wasn’t released throughout the winter. Which hopefully means it is on track to drop before their headline set at Splendour in the Grass in July. For now, though, the release of 'Borderline' and 'Patience' have been more than sufficient and can only be a sign of good things to come.
Tame Impala at Splendour In The Grass Festival
Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21st of July.