Kevin Parker hosted a Reddit AMA in which he answered questions and shared a new track to Tame Impala’s forthcoming LP.
On Wednesday, Parker dished out answers and stories to fans wondering about his inspirations, Mac DeMarco, and everything in between.
On the subject of whether or not making music lost its romantic appeal during the years, Parker replied with, “Obviously It hasn’t lost it’s magic…. It doesn’t stay the same though. It evolves and changes form… But it just makes you search for new mysteries. New things to wow and confuse you… ways of making a major chord sound sad, and vice versa. Making it sound like something else all together.”
And when given the question about his opinion on music streaming, Parker gave his support to the movement.
“Up until recently, from all of Tame Impala’s record sales outside of Australia I had received…. zero dollars,” he said. “Someone high up spent the money before it got to me. I may never get that money. Then Blackberry and some tequila brand or something put my song in an ad. Then I bought a house and set up a studio. I know what you’re thinking… “wait so…when I bought an album I was helping some businessman pay for his mansion on an island somewhere, and when some dude bought a mobile phone he was helping to pay an artist? WHHHYY?” I’ll tell you why, IT’S MONEY. It doesn’t always go where you want it to go. It’s like a shopping trolley with a bung wheel. As far as I’m concerned the best thing you can do for an artist is LISTEN to the music…fall in love with it…….talk about it………get it however you can get it….Let the corporations pay for,”
Parker also dropped a new track off of Tame Impala’s upcoming album ‘Currents’. A fan asked what kind of question he would want to answer, Parker replied with, “I’m waiting for someone to ask me if they can hear a new song…!” Heeding to his call, Reddit asked and the frontman delivered with ‘Disciples’.
This is the third song to be released, following the eight-minute electronic epic ‘Let it Happen” and the acid-jamming confessional ‘Cause I’m a Man.
Listen to it right here.