Arlo says the ‘Creep’ hitmakers and the acclaimed US singer-songwriter are good examples of artists who effortlessly flow between genres and still remain themselves “at their core”.
In an interview with i-D magazine, she said: “I know that [genre] exists, but I feel like those boundaries have very much dissolved now, and that really excites me.
“There’s a sense of freedom to not being locked into a certain sound or certain sonic palette. When I think about the artists that I look up to – people like Radiohead or Frank Ocean – they’ve always been so fluid in the music that they made, but it was still very much them at their core.”
She continued: “Vulnerability and fluidity. I want to maintain those two things throughout my career – creating quite a broad umbrella of what the Arlo Parks sound actually is, but always making very personal and sensitive music.”
The ‘Cola’ singer described her hotly-anticipated LP as a “time capsule” for this period in time and just the beginning of her sonic journey.
She added: “Allowing yourself and your tastes to evolve without clinging onto what’s familiar is really important. I think I’ve got to the point, where I’m like, ‘This album is a time capsule, and it’s the best that I can do at the time, but there’s still space to grow.’”