Tame Impala’s hotly-anticipated fourth album will be titled The Slow Rush and is scheduled to drop in 2020. Precisely when it will arrive, is for Kevin Parker to decide.
After teasing studio recordings to come, the Aussie psychedelic rock outfit shared the name and artwork for their forthcoming album, and not much else.
With a surrealist flair, the Slow Rush artwork takes us inside a house whose owners apparently blundered by leaving the windows open during the mother of all sandstorms.
Perhaps it’s the stuff of Parker’s nightmares, or based on the beach-dwelling Aussie’s real-life experience.
The Slow Rush is the follow to 2015’s Currents, an album which thrust Parker and Co. into the global spotlight. In Australia, the album opened at No. 1 and went on to win a string of ARIA Awards, including album of the year. The set also earned Tame Impala a Brit Award for best international group and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 in the U.K., both career bests.
It hasn’t all been radio-silence for Tame Impala. Earlier this year, the group released the tracks “Patience” and “Borderline,” and they’ve performed a handful live shows.
Parker has been working on the album for more than a year, telling Billboard back in 2018, " All I can say is it’s gone back to being my main focus." In a separate interview with Beats 1's Matt Wilkinson in July of the same year, Parker applied some deadline pressure by saying he would be "very disappointed" if a new LP wasn't out next summer.
Checkout the cover art for The Slow Rush below.