Arlo Parks: Weightless

British singer-songwriter (and winner of The Mercury Prize) Arlo Parks announces her second album, My Soft Machine, with “Weightless.” The soulful, poetic track comes accompanied by a video directed by Marc Oller. Parks says, the song “surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realizing that a person has dulled your edges and …

Arlo Parks: Softly

British singer, songwriter and poet Arlo Parks endeavors toward a more pop-forward style with her newest song “Softly.” About a relationship ending, rejection and insecurity, it’s an upbeat lament with fast-paced percussion, hand claps and plenty of piano. Parks says, “‘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. The song is …

Interview: Singer/Songwriter Arlo Parks

The London-based artist on her tender new song and creating while in isolation

Out today, Arlo Park’s gossamer, emotional “Black Dog” is led by delicate guitar, chiming keys and the London-based singer/songwriter’s stirring vocals. The tune (whose title is also a metaphor for depression) tells a first-person account of witnessing a loved one struggling, and attempting to care for them through it all. Outlining seemingly small accomplishments, painful observations and hypothetical remedies, the song is a tender tale …