Arlo Parks releases the digital deluxe version of ‘My Soft Machine’

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Following the release of Arlo Parks’ sophomore album, My Soft Machine earlier this year, today, My Soft Machine (Deluxe) is out and features six new recordings, including her evocative cover of “Jasmine” by Jai Paul.

Speaking about what the track means to her, Arlo explains, “‘Jasmine’ has always moved me deeply – to me it’s this shadowy, timeless and incredibly profound love song. I really wanted to draw out the yearning of the lyrics and pay homage to an artist who has had a seismic impact on me and on culture. Receiving Jai Paul’s blessing to create this cover with Dave Okumu was one of the highlights of my creative journey so far“. 

Also appearing on the deluxe version of the album is a new version of “I’m Sorry” featuring Congolese-Belgian singer/rapper Lous and The Yakuza, “Blades with bars from US hip-hop upstart redveil, a cover of Tirzah’s hit “Holding On” and acoustic versions of album favorites “Devotion” and “Pegasus.” It will be available digitally only and you can listen here.

My Soft Machine, released earlier this year, serves as a testament to Parks’ artistic evolution, highlighting her unique storytelling prowess and introspective lyricism. The album, recorded across London and Los Angeles, boasts an impressive array of producers, including Paul Epworth, Ariel Rechtshaid, Romil Hemnani (of Brockhampton), Buddy Ross (known for collaborations with Frank Ocean), Carter Lang (known for work with SZA), and self-production by Arlo herself. Leading up to its release, Arlo graced the covers of The Guardian Film & Music, GQ Hype, DORK, DIY, MusicWeek, Gay Times, and Paste Magazine. This follows her highly acclaimed debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams, which garnered two Grammy nominations, a BRIT Award, the Honda Mercury Prize, and the BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Award, as well as chart success and recognition for her advocacy work with UNICEF and CALM, the UK mental health charity.