Theo Impala share retro-themed music video for their 'Only You' cover
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Theophilus London's reimagining of Steve Monite’s '80s single is just one of three songs that the duo recently put out
While fans wait with bated breath for Tame Impala's highly-anticipated new album, set to drop next year, frontman Kevin Parker has been cruising around and collaborating with a wide range of artistes.
Earlier in March, Parker teamed up with Chinese-American electronic artiste ZHU on a new track titled ‘My Life’. Recently, the Aussie psychedelic rocker has been hanging out with NYC-based rapper Theophilus London. The duo even performed live at a secret LA show earlier this month under the moniker 'Theo Impala' and released three new songs on Beats 1, one of which was a reimagining of Nigerian musician Steve Monite's 1984 single 'Only You'.
Now, Theo Impala has presented us with their latest offering: a retro-styled music video to accompany the synth-disco number. The Frankie Latina-directed video contains grainy footage of the two performing the track, both staged for the video and from their live performance at The Peppermint Club. Aside from the performance shots, much of the video is a montage of images at times following the lyrics and others entirely random. We see black balloons being held by a half-naked woman, milk being poured over bare skin, and freaky masked humans in gauzy pink rooms. Check out the music video below:
'Only You' comes ahead of a new album by London, which follows his 'Nights B4 BeyBey' mixtape. As Consequence of Sound notes, the album could feature more material by the duo. Parker and London first collaborated back in 2016 on 'Whiplash' and the culmination of the many sessions over the span of two years is slowly beginning to surface. On Tuesday night, Kevin Parker announced via Instagram that a vinyl version of the Theo Impala 'Only You' cover is out.