Over the last year, it feels as though Arlo Parks has been absolutely everywhere. With a string of bold and brilliant releases these last dozen months, she has permeated the consciousness of nearly every critic and tastemaker across the land, giving her some of the highest expectations towards a debut album we have ever seen. Thankfully the pressure of delivering hasn't wavered her one bit though as she unveils her long-awaited debut album 'Collapsed In Sunbeams', a collection that lives up to the hype and then some.
From the very start of this new record, it is clear exactly how she wants to be heard. With a strong flair for smooth and laid-back production, matched easily with her distinctly soulful vocals and lyrically prowess, 'Collapsed In Sunbeams' sets itself up as a breath of fresh air on the new music circuit right now. With one exceptionally conceived cut after another, this release a rare dose of all killer and no filler that we would be hard pressed to find fault with.
It has obviously been a wildly successful 12 months for Arlo Parks, and this new collection looks to continue that positive ascent even higher. It is less than a month into 2021, but already feels like this will be topping many albums of the year lists come December.