Arlo Parks caps off a monumental year by dropping the deluxe edition of her critically acclaimed second album, 'My Soft Machine.' Fresh off the release of her debut book, 'THE MAGIC BORDER,' the artist treats fans to five previously unheard tracks, including a reimagined version of 'I'm Sorry' featuring Congolese-Belgian singer/rapper Lous and The Yakuza, 'Blades' with bars from US hip-hop sensation redveil, a cover of Tirzah's hit 'Holding On,' and acoustic renditions of album favorites 'Devotion' and 'Pegasus.' The deluxe version, released via Transgressive, is a must-listen – dive in here.
The release is accompanied by Arlo's evocative take on Jai Paul's 'Jasmine,' produced by Dave Okumu. Jai Paul himself gave the cover his personal stamp of approval. The Joel Barney-directed and Ali Raymond (Beatnik Creative)-produced visualizer, shot in New York, adds a mesmerizing visual layer to the already captivating track – watch it here.
Reflecting on the significance of 'Jasmine,' Arlo shares, "'Jasmine' has always moved me deeply - to me, it's this shadowy, timeless and incredibly profound love song. I really wanted to draw out the yearning of the lyrics and pay homage to an artist who has had a seismic impact on me and on culture. Receiving Jai Paul's blessing to create this cover with Dave Okumu was one of the highlights of my creative journey so far."
Credit: Jai Paul
'My Soft Machine,' released earlier this year, showcased Arlo Parks' artistic evolution, featuring storytelling prowess and introspective lyricism. Recorded across London and Los Angeles, the album boasts a stellar lineup of producers. Leading up to its release, Arlo graced the covers of major publications and earned spots on Rolling Stone, Rough Trade, and Associated Press' Albums of the Year. The album followed her highly acclaimed debut, 'Collapsed in Sunbeams,' which garnered Grammy nominations, a BRIT Award, the Honda Mercury Prize, and the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award.
Arlo's debut book, 'THE MAGIC BORDER: Poetry And Fragments From My Soft Machine,' published by HarperCollins Publishing, combines the album's lyrics with new exclusive images by Daniyel Lowden and 20 new poems. The book, praised by fellow musicians Florence Welch and Katie Gavin of MUNA, is available for order.
Don't miss the full experience of 'My Soft Machine (Deluxe),' released on December 8th via Transgressive Records. With an impressive tracklist across two discs, Arlo Parks continues to captivate audiences with her authentic and multifaceted artistry.
THE DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION OF HER
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SECOND ALBUM ‘MY SOFT MACHINE’
OUT NOW ON TRANSGRESSIVE