NEW MUSIC: ARLO PARKS | SOFTLY
British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks premiered a new song, “Softly,” her first single since her debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” in January 2021. “'Softly' is a song about yearning, about how fragile you feel in the dying days of a relationship when you're still desperately in love,” Arlo Parks said of the song in a statement. “The song is about how it feels to brace yourself before the blow of a break-up and reminisce about the days where it all felt luminous.” Discussing the development of her songcraft in a 2021 interview, Parks said: “My sonic palettes and tastes have definitely expanded, and the kind of music that I want to make has changed. But I think internally, the way that I write my lyrics, the way that I put songs together, is still that very personal, intimate, intentional way of doing things.” Arlo Parks will soon set off on an extensive worldwide tour starting on February 16th. As she explained back in a September interview, Parks hopes to spend 2022 writing new material and sharing her music with fans across the Atlantic and elsewhere: “I’m doing a lot of writing, and it’s going to be a lot of touring for me – to be honest,” she said. “I’ll be going to America and sharing the music with the world.” 2021 was a big year for Arlo Parks. As well as winning the coveted Mercury Prize, she also received the award for Best New Artists at the BRITs.