2021 is less than a month old and already we have one of the albums of 2021 from London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks. The album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding her adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia. The album is an emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, beautiful poetry, betrayal and hope, that has been inspired by Allen Ginsberg, Sylvia Plath, Jim Morrison and Fela Kuti. One listen and you will fall in love, like you did when you first heard Frank Ocean, King Krule or Lilly Allen.
The LP comes with a Bonus CD, Best Of The Lofi Lounge, a collection of bedroom recordings from Arlo, including versions of the singles Cola, Hurt and Black Dog, an exclusive Black Dog poem, and intimate covers of songs from Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, King Krule and Frank Ocean