After announcing that they were working up to the release of their third album last year, the godfather’s of the psychedelic revival, Tame Impala unveiled that fans should expect a more electronic stance on the new record. Today the band posted a website link with the caption “NEW SONG. Track 1.” Which left fans in a frenzy, and unfortunately the website in a crash.
Edging towards eight minutes in length, ‘Let It Happen’ provides us with the four-piece’s infamous, melodic, synth-induced rock. With mastermind and vocalist, Kevin Parker’s floating vocals that echo “Just let it happen” over the airy synths before kicking into the usual basslined and incessant drum beats, it sees Parker cry “If I never come back / Tell my mother I’m sorry”. The second half of the track turns into much more of a synth explosion as it extends into almost an experimental jam, but by no means drags, rather hypnotises. Following tracks such as ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ and Lonerism bonus track ‘Beverley Laurel’, ‘Let It Happen’ provides a soothing electro-rock, that couldn’t be created by anyone other than Tame Impala.
Their a band that never disappoint and instead continue to deliver beloved admirers with dreamy doses of their space-rock. ‘Let It Happen’ in no way changes this, transporting the psychedelic grooves that are much needed in the lead up to summer. With a taste of the new material, the record is set to be nothing more than a set of infectious delights.
Alongside the upcoming album, Tame Impala are also set to headline Dorset festival ‘End of The Road’ as well as playing Electric Picnic and two shows in September in Glasgow and Liverpool ahead of their slot at this year’s Bestival.