Today, Arlo Parks shares a final offering from her highly anticipated debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams released this Friday (29.01). New single ‘Hope’ is a beguiling yet timely reminder of the importance of friendship and kindness, in times of loneliness.
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The accompanying video sees Arlo, once again collaborate with Molly Burdett (Black Dog, Hurt) alongside the director of photography Robbie Ryan (Marriage Story, The Favourite, Fish Tank) for a masterful short film that showcases the intimacy and significance of friendship.
Launching as Annie Mac Hottest Record, ‘Hope’ arrives on the heels of Arlo announcing her new variety special, Tonight with Arlo Parks, premiering on Twitch and Amazon Music this Friday, January 29th, at 8pm UK before being made available globally on Monday, February 1st via Prime Video.
The hour-long show emulates the spirit of classic, artist-fronted TV formats from the 60s and 70s, yet revamped and reimagined for the 20s. Featuring Romy (The xx), Dave Okumu and Glass Animals, the special will include first-ever performances from Arlo as well as conversations, poetry readings and collaborations, all existing in a plethora of evocative and gradually unravelling environments that serve as a gripping, immersive document of one of our era’s most breathtaking and acclaimed newcomers.
Hope follows releases Caroline, Green Eyes and the hit singles Hurt and Black Dog both of which were playlisted simultaneously on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music A-lists and have amassed millions of streams worldwide. Arlo also recently lent her vocal to the Glass Animals single “Tangerine,” and Fraser T. Smith’s latest track “Strangers In The Night” – with the pair recently performing together on Later With… Jools Holland.
Arlo continues to ascend in 2021, as she adds a starring role in the recent Gus Van Sant directed campaign for Gucci, alongside Billie Eillish, Harry Styles, Florence Welch and more, to her accumulating accolades. Recent press features have seen Arlo grace the cover of Clash Magazine, Evening Standard Magazine, Rollacoaster Magazine, NME and Dork Magazine as well as being included on the 2020 Dazed 100 List. Arlo was also recently named the winner of the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award and an ambassador for the British mental health charity, CALM.
Her songwriting has seen her gain new fans in Billie Eilish, Florence Welch, Michelle Obama, Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Wyclef Jean and many others. This is all while performing stand-out shows for the revered COLORS and NPR’s Tiny Desk series – plus being one of only three artists to perform at Glastonbury last year. Arlo’s recent UK tour announcement saw tickets sell out in under an hour.