Thursday, 20 August 2020

WATCH: Arlo Parks - 'Hurt'

So just to check - we're all agreed that Arlo Parks is a star, right? As if Eugene, Black Dog, her Easy Life collaboration and a Radiohead Creep cover weren't enough for a year, she's back with a sublime new track. Hurt premiered as the Hottest Record on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show last night - I caught the end of the track and was instantly moved. The music video, directed by long-time collaborator Molly Burdett, is equally as stunning. 

About the track, Arlo says that it "surrounds the possibility of healing from pain and the temporary nature of suffering. It is supposed to uplift and comfort those going through hard times." 

I'm a little blown away and chuffed to see that the last single, Black Dog, has had such a positive response, with nearly 10 million (!) global streams, the A-List on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music and a performance of it in front of the Pyramid Stage for this year's Glastonbury Festival coverage. More recently, she was crowned winner of the One to Watch category at last week's AIM Independent Music Awards. The future is looking pretty bright for Arlo, and I'm excited to be along for the ride as a big fan of her work. In that vein - very excited to hear that she's been working on finishing touches on the debut record, news of which is coming soon!

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