Tame Impala – “Currents”
By: Elli Dubanoski
Tame Impala’s lead singer and songwriter, Kevin Parker, proves yet again to be a savant of psychedelic rock in his band’s captivating new album Currents. Armed with only the ear to remarkably mix music and the masterfully cool capability to evoke the emotions of listeners, Tame Impala seems to find more of itself with age, a rare quality within the music industry. Surreal melodies strung together with Parker’s slow ethereal and echoic voice characterizes Currents as he lays out melancholy lyrics of forlorn love, recognition of transforming times, and recollected regrets riddled with self-doubt on Tame Impala’s best work to date. Preceding the album was the free-to-download song, “Let It Happen”, followed by the album’s singles, “Cause I’m a Man”, “Disciples”, and “Eventually”. Tame Impala’s success lies within its ability to remain refreshingly current with clever renovations of an already brilliant music-making formula.