Tame Impala will have new music to road test on this summer’s festival circuit.
The Aussie alternative-rock outfit have released “Patience,” a chilled new track built on a retro piano refrain and frontman/producer Kevin Parker’s ever-so-slightly psychedelic vocals.
On it, Parker sings: “Just growing up in stages/Living life in phases/Another season changes/And still my days are shapeless.”
“Patience” is the first new music for Tame Impala since 2015’s Currents, which earned Parker and Co. a Brit Award for best international group and won them festival-headliner status around the globe.
After working with the likes of Kanye West, SZA, Mark Ronson and Travis Scott last year, Parker has been locked in on completing Tame Impala’s forthcoming fourth album. “I can’t say too much. But it’s my main focus right now,” he told Billboard in an interview published last August. “All I can say is it’s gone back to being my main focus.”
The Perth outfit is lined-up as the musical guest for the March 30 episode of Saturday Night Live and they’re booked solid for the festival season, including a headliner slot at Coachella 2019.
Stream “Patience” below.