Singer and poet Arlo Parks has risen from bed room producer to Brit Award nominee and Era Z spokeswoman in simply two years.
he west London musician, 20, launched her debut EP, titled Tremendous Unhappy Era, in April 2019.
Since then her profile has grown exponentially and 2020 noticed her win the “one to look at” gong on the AIM Unbiased Music Awards and be named BBC Introducing’s artist of the 12 months.
In August 2020, former first girl of the US Michelle Obama shared a playlist of songs on Instagram that had impressed her in the course of the recording of her Spotify podcast.
Parks, actual title Anais Marinho, featured on the listing alongside established artists resembling Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar.
She cites an eclectic mixture of artists as her inspiration, together with Harry Types, Frank Ocean, Solange and Large Assault.
Her acclaimed debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams, was launched in January and charted at quantity three behind Not Your Muse by Celeste and Cash Can’t Purchase Happiness by London rapper Fredo.
She booked an Airbnb in London to report the album and labored with Los Angeles-based songwriter and producer Gianluca Buccellati remotely.
Critics praised the 12-track providing’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics and maturity.
Following her chart success she was booked because the music act on The Graham Norton Present singing her monitor Caroline, and later appeared as the principle visitor on Later… With Jools Holland.