LP, Limited Edition, Red Vinyl
Transgressive Records (2021) US, EU
Collapsed in Sunbeams is the highly anticipated debut from 2020 breakthrough artist, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks. Speaking about her LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific."
The release includes singles "Hurt" and "Black Dog", both of which were playlisted on triple j and have amassed millions of streams worldwide.
On a personal level, Parks struggled with her identity growing up; a self-confessed tom-boy who was super sensitive and "uncool," she says it was like "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class." By the time she reached 17, she shaved her head, figured out she was bisexual and produced/wrote an album's worth of material.