Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker revealed via an announcement video last week that his new album, called The Slow Rush, would arrive in 2020. The long-awaited new project follows up 2015’s much-loved Currents, which was nominated for a Grammy, featured a track that got covered by none other than Rihanna and, most importantly, was one of Paste’s picks for the best albums of the decade. Today (Oct. 28), Tame Impala has announced a release date—Feb. 14, 2020—and shared a new single, “It Might Be Time.”
The uneasy new track features abrupt transitions, shrill synths and pounding drums. “It Might Be Time” suggests Parker’s thought about throwing in the towel since Currents. “All my friends are growing up, and moving on / I must be missing something,” he muses, lamenting that he’s “not as cool”—or as young, or as fun—”as [he] used to be.” Thankfully for Tame Impala’s many admirers, he’s decided to “keep this dream alive for now.”
The Slow Rush will have 12 tracks, though Interscope has refrained from sharing the names of the songs that haven’t yet been released. The groovy “Borderline,” released this spring, makes an appearance. Parker’s first new track since Currents, the piano-heavy disco single “Patience,” is not included.
Listen to “It Might Be Time” and Tame Impala’s 2010 Daytrotter session below. Further down, check out The Slow Rush’s album art, which Parker designed with photographer Neil Krug and depicts the interior of a home that’s been overtaken by mountains of sand—an image described by a press release as “a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.”
The Slow Rush Album Art: