Tame Impala, who are set to headline Coachella this year, have promised the release of new sounds in 2019, which is supposed to mark their first new album since 2015’s Currents.
Frontman Kevin Parker has teased new music, and when it was announced that Tame Impala would be headlining Coachella, the band shared a picture of the lineup on Instagram with the caption, “New Year. New shows. New Sounds.” Although a release date has not yet been confirmed, frontman Kevin Parker has stated that he’d be disappointed if their new album wasn’t released by the summer according to NME.
Parker has stated time and time again that he doesn’t like to play unreleased songs live, and wants fans’ first listens to be the full recordings, so unfortunately we’re unlikely to hear the new tunes prior to the release.
What we can speculate is that Parker has spent the past couple of years collaborating with artists like Theophilius London, ZHU, and Mark Ronson, so more collabs could be on the horizon.
Additionally, with an impressive number of announcements for worldwide festival dates, it seems that the legendary psychedelic pop band should be releasing their new album before the summer hits. Tame Impala has already announced sets at California’s Coachella, Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, Paris’ We Love Green Festival, Germany’s Southside Festival, and Finland’s Flow Festival.
Stay patient, Tame Impala fans. New music is definitely on the horizon.