If you’ve been holding out for new music from Tame Impala, don’t hold your breath. In a recent interview with Kiwi publication Noted, Kevin Parker revealed that the band’s upcoming performances at Laneway will be their last for an indefinite amount of time.
The future is blurry for Tame Impala with Kevin Parker announcing a hiatus for the band after 2017 Laneway performances.
Speaking on how Tame Impala’s 2015 masterpiece Currents has changed his life, Parker told Noted:
“This album was a real door-opener for me. It’s funny, but I kind of knew it would be, just because of the way I was making songs, the way I was producing it. I sort of sensed that it wouldn’t just be an album that came and went. I had a feeling that it would take me other places.”
Those places he’s talking about have been unlike anything Tame Impala had done before, including working with Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga.
Where exactly Parker is heading though, we still aren’t sure. But what is clear is that it probably won’t be in the realm of Tame Impala, with Parker revealing that the 2017 Laneway shows will be the band’s last for a while.
“I really don’t know how that’s going to feel because in the past, the album cycles haven’t really ended with a bang, or even ended decidedly,” he told Noted. “They just sort of peter out. But this time it really is a bookend.”
“I’m glad it’s happening at Laneway. There will be tears and cheers, and emotions will be running high. I think it’ll be quite weird, but not without a sense of accomplishment.”
That’s not to say Parker is planning on taking any time off music, rather he is relishing in his unplanned future.
“What comes next is still very much a blank canvas. But a blank canvas in a good way – I’ve got all the paint!”
Read the full interview with Noted here.