March 3rd | Rough Trade
At just nineteen years old, poet and singer Arlo Parks is embarking on her first headline tour. With her last performance in Bristol supporting Jordan Rakei a few months back, she will now have her chance to take the limelight at Rough Trade. It’s been coming, seeing as this rising talent made the longlist for the prestigious accolade of the BBC’s Sound of 2020.
In the last year, we have seen her gain the overdue recognition she deserves. Following the release of her single, ‘Cola’ she signed to Transgressive Records. Summer proved even more successful, as the festival season saw her debut at Latitude, The Great Escape and, biggest of all, at Glastonbury on the BBC Introducing stage. Her first EP, Super Sad Generation, demonstrated how vividly she can portray herself through a small collection of emotive songs.
Her latest single, ‘Eugene’ encapsulated the jealousy of watching someone you love get hurt. It was another stellar offering that made a sad story sound beautiful and romantic. To see her bring her own brand of observant teenage angst to the stage will be intriguing. Hopefully this headline tour will give her the bigger breakthrough she deserves and see Parks serenade her super sad generation in greater and greater numbers.
See the video for ‘Eugene’ here: