Arlo Parks

Saturday 13th May 2023

artist Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks plays this show as part of The Great Escape at Brighton Festival.


In Arlo Parks’s world, words are as useful as photographs. Luscious, expressive vignettes pepper the poetic lyrics in her sweet, ruminative indie pop songs. Born Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho, the 20-year-old from West London – who burst onto the scene with 2018’s ‘Cola’- uses poetry as her songwriting compass, weaving vivid imagery and sensory touches throughout the stirring, honest stories that make up her already-rich body of work.

Arlo’s creative process has continued to develop naturally, and she’s taken the same thoughtful approach for her forthcoming debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, featuring the breakthrough singles ‘Black Dog’, ‘Hurt’ and ‘Green Eyes’ – which also featured vocals from Clairo. While in quarantine, Arlo wrote and recorded the album’s twelve songs – collaborating again with Gianuca, but also introducing Paul Epworth (Adele) and David Wrench (Frank Ocean) – whilst drawing from the likes of Ram Dass to DJ Rashad to The Beatles to experiment with sound.

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