I just have a different, I guess, way of thinking. Like making brush strokes on a canvas and feeling satisfied with them. “The music sounds like a band, which I … But no, Kevin Parker is almost certainly not Jesus. I listened back to it and it just spoke to me for some reason. I would love to just be lying on the couch the entire time my album is being made and have someone else carry out my wishes. It was more just like, 'I'm just gonna do this because it seems like a good idea'. “We were like, what do we do, what do we do?” Parker recalls. So I just sang the first thing that came to my mind. It was almost like karaoke. Is it tough to collaborate when you've got that urge towards solitariness? It’s just choosing where to put beats and where not to put them. In December 2018, Tame Impala was announced for the Saturday headline slot at Coachella, which had just been vacated by Justin Timberlake. There was a song, 'Is It True', that was only half-finished at about midnight. I guess it's like artistic fulfilment. I think Kanye West said a while ago that people hating you is the same as people loving you. PARKER: He actually made contact a lot sooner. Being afraid of people judging me, which everyone has, but I had it particularly hard. He likens it to Lego, the idea of "creating something from nothing." STEREOGUM: Have any other covers of your work stood out to you as particularly interesting or changed your perspective on your own song? It was still just like all he wanted to do was make an awesome album. So I always wanted to make music with other people. Nothing was half-baked. “The health system in Australia is really good,” Parker reasons. In the last few years, the isolated solo artist has became an in-demand collaborator, who's crafted hits for Travis Scott and Lady Gaga and spent a bunch of studio time with Mark Ronson. We love drum sounds. No, I'd love to say there was an enlightening, 10-day silent meditation trip, but it really wasn't. I like to think that if I could make Tame Impala music with other people I would. “Honestly for me, it’s kind of business as usual because my studio is like two blocks from my house,” he says. I don't think I left my house in LA in about two weeks. PARKER: Yeah, we did a studio session together. It was a demo that I'd recorded in about six hours almost a year before. He has a new approach to life, as well, which embraces success rather than fleeing it. No, that would be my own brain. I just thought it was hilarious. The Slow Rush is released worldwide in 14 February. PARKER: It was great. It’s funny because the song, it’s this kind of high-tempo thrash pop-rock, I don’t even know what genre it is. PARKER: I realized I wanted to have that kind of attitude in the studio, like, “Fuck yeah, we’re doing this!” And not, like, doubting everything constantly, going like, “Let’s not try this,” or, “Let’s not go ’til five in the morning.” Like fuck it! In those moments, I wish I was just a pop artist who had people buzzing around doing all these kinds of things around me. I was like, 'You're fucking worthless, you're pathetic', but I guess the fact that it is me doing it all, there are more ways that it can grind to a halt. Did you see that clip? I really wanted to have [the album] finished for that touring season but it was wrong of me to choose timing over quality. 964 votes, 25 comments. So playing my music other people is kind of a process of bringing the song back down to earth. Has success brought more confidence or do you worry about how things are going to be received? I was also, I think I was a bit offended by the choice of, like, everything. There was him, alone. From : Tame Impala – Zane Lowe and Apple Music ’The Slow Rush’ Interview Tame Impala – InnerSpeaker (Episode 1) 彼らは美しい景色が見えるマンションで曲を作り終える。 So he wasn't going to play them. They're not asking for it, but you are able to give it. 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