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Arlo Parks shares her final offering from the album with "Devotion"

25 May 2023, 15:05 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Ahead of the release of her second album, My Soft Machine, Arlo Parks shares the final single.

The single follows previously released "Blades", "Weightless", "Impurities", and "Pegasus", featuring close friend and collaborator Phoebe Bridgers.

Speaking about this new single, Arlo Parks says, “"Devotion" to me is a song about feeling so in love it’s almost like being ripped apart, there’s an intensity, a wildness and a tenderness. This is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever made, it draws from the bands that made me fall in love with music from Deftones to Yo La Tengo to Smashing Pumpkins to My Bloody Valentine.”

It is accompanied by an Ali Raymond and Joel Barney (Sonder Films) directed visual, about which she comments: “The music video for "Devotion" had to feel sweaty and nostalgic and loose. The surreal bluish hue, the sense of feral joy in the performance, the blur and the band - I wanted to pay homage to '90s rock music and the notion of loving so hard it almost destroys you”.

"Devotion" is out now. My Soft Machine, the second album from Arlo Parks, arrives tomorrow.

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