Arlo Parks has opened up on scoring her first ever Mercury Prize nomination and the way she’s already contemplating plans for her second file.
The London singer scored a nomination this morning (July 22) for ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, which scored a full 5 star evaluate from NME upon launch in January.
“It looks like an actual second for me. It’s a dream come true and I don’t say that flippantly,” Parks remarked of the honour.
“It’s one thing I’d watch after I was a child. I’d be on the web at 2 within the morning, checking who was shortlisted and now I’m right here. It feels actually great.”
Requested why listeners had linked with the file, Parks stated it contained a “sense of honesty and humanity” that followers may relate to.
“I’m simply speaking about being a human being. Rising up and falling out of affection, falling in love, going to these darkish locations,” she stated.
“Nevertheless it’s all actual, and I hope folks can join with the three dimensional facet of it.”
Describing the second she learnt of the nomination, Parks added: “I used to be in my flat and my supervisor known as and stated ‘You’re gonna wish to be sitting down for this’. It was early within the morning and I used to be fairly grumpy as I hadn’t had my espresso.
“He stated ‘You’re shortlisted for the Mercury!’ and I did similar to fall again right down to the bottom. It was nice.”
So when can we count on extra new music from Arlo Parks?
“I’m doing a number of periods and I’m writing lots,” she stated. “The format that the songs are going to return out in is nebulous, there are not any concrete plans however I’m positively engaged on stuff.