It’s about making the choice of where to put a beat. How tough was it touring with only two new singles? That’s especially true for a notorious studio rat like Parker. Because we get together and I can sometimes just be in a giggly mood because I'm hanging out with Mark. My feelings in that song are not how I feel every day. Which at the end of the day is the same whether you’re playing drums or programming them. I hate my voice too much, and my producer brain just immediately wants to flood it with sounds and noises and drum sounds and shit. Tame Impala im Interview: Ein notorischer Einzelgänger reift zum Popstar Simon Ackers 14.02.2020 "Bringen Sie die verdammten Impfstoffe JETZT" "Unter uns"-Star Benjamin Heinrich: 2. If you play that, there’s a soundalike of “Someday” in there. I mean, it's no more uncomfortable than just meeting new people. That sounds depressing but it's not". STEREOGUM: When you’re programming drums for a rap record, do you approach it differently than if you’re working on a Tame Impala record? It's really important to me to feel like I'm on the verge of it all turning to shit. Tame Impala Interview: The majestic new album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him… The majestic new Tame Impala album The Slow Rush sees Kevin Parker absorbing sounds and production techniques from everything available to him. So I think it was only ever going to be really homegrown with Mark producing it. Alongside his own band’s accomplishments, he’s become an in-demand producer frequently tasked with lending his unique sensibility to songs by A-list pop and rap stars. Which is wild to think about. In the time since that album dropped, with a boost from creative and commercial level-ups like 2012’s Lonerism and 2015’s Currents, Parker has gone from an obscure retro psych enthusiast to one of the gods of the modern festival-scene. Guesting On … If I made an album in one week, some of my fans would consider it my best album. Did you see that clip? He is a sought-after collaborator who literally cannot write music with anyone else in the room. "When I was 14, playing in a rock band in high school, I was more excited by the fact that I was hanging out with my friends than I was about being creative. My manager reminded me just the other day, actually, when I was finishing up this album. Matt Fink ( Under the Radar ): The last time I talked to you, you explained that your songwriting process eventually breaks down over minute details that most listeners will never even be able to hear. But it has to be on my terms. He likens it to Lego, the idea of "creating something from nothing." Because he wasn't courageous or he was only looking out for himself in a particular situation. PARKER: I think he got him to play on a couple of his songs, and Travis just wanted him to be there. Not like a beat like a rhythm, but like where to hit and where not to hit. The last sort of two or three weeks of making the album was just nonstop. Mark is someone I've been super close with for a long time now, so it's much easier for me, but the big difference is because I've never been able to separate creative time from social time, I know that I piss Mark Ronson off sometimes. In a decade, the psychedelic rock torchbearer and musical flagship of Perth, Australia, polymath Kevin … And then fuckin’ two months later he was at my house in LA, shooting a video! It's a song for the sake of the song right, you know? 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