Tame Impala drops fourth single 'Lost in Yesterday' while revving up fan excitement for upcoming new album
The first three singles from the upcoming album, 'The Slow Rush', were already released in 2019 and this new single is a glorious revelation
The cerebral musical genius known as Kevin Parker and his merry crew of groove merchants, collectively known as the Australian psychedelic rock band, Tame Impala, have done it again.
And by "again", we mean they've dropped yet another slick, dreamy single on their unsuspecting fans in order to whip them into a frothy stir over the February 14 release of their latest album, 'The Slow Rush'. And it's certainly working!
The new single is called 'Lost in Yesterday' and follows Tame Impala's previous three releases from the new album, namely the singles 'Borderline' (April 2019), 'It Might Be Time' (October 2019) and 'Posthumous Forgiveness' (December 2019).
Like the other tracks in the album, this new track is impeccably produced and catchy as well, which should come as no surprise, given Kevin Parker's studio wizardry and songwriting chops. Have a listen to it here below:
The song starts off in smooth-groove mode, by riding a syncopated, bass-heavy hook with Kevin Parker's creamy vocals melting over the top before the otherworldly synth section gently kicks in and transports you into a heady reverie.
The lyrical content, in particular, is both enlightening and well-articulated, touching on themes that the Tame Impala frontman has visited in some of his previous songs.
The 33-year-old Parker talks about how we all tend to fall into the cozy trap of fuzzy nostalgia, preferring to relive certain highlights from the past, instead of staying present and focused on the current moment at hand.
Lyrics like "And you're gonna have to let it go someday / You've been pickin' it up like Groundhog Day" both inform and chide us — we all have this innate flashback apparatus, but we also have the power to use those memories for the better.
As the Tame Impala frontman gently croons "If they call you, embrace them / If they stall you, erase them," it's a gentle reminder that our minds are far better utilized when they're not trawling through the flotsam and jetsam of our hectic lives.
Tame Impala's new album, 'The Slow Rush', will be released on February 14, 2020, via Island Records. The band has already announced tour dates with Clairo and Perfume Genius in support of the record, and will also be headlining the 2020 Bonnaroo festival in June 2020. For now, all their fans need is just a little Patience.