Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has teamed up with the electronic musician known as Zhu for a new collaborative single titled “My Life.” The song’s arrival on Monday certainly acted as a fun surprise for fans of both artists, as their work on new music together had been kept as a semi-secret until Zhu revealed via his Twitter on Friday that something from the two was on its way.
The smooth new track can be heard in full via the video above. The contributions of both artists on "My Life" is shared pretty evenly, with Parker’s signature dreamy vocals coming in around the :35 second mark to run alongside Zhu’s production work. The presence of piano, synths and even some saxophone trickling in later on in the song really provides both Zhu and Parker with some new musical territory to roam around in, as both artists have made a point to work outside their immediate genres as their careers continue to blossom.
Parker made headlines outside of his equally impressive Tame Impala realm in recent years after working on new material with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson and apparently some potential collaborations with pop hotshot SZA. Zhu has also contributed on projects with other popular artists recently, having invited Skrillex, AlunaGeorge and Bone Thugs N Harmony to appear on his 2015 Genesis Series EP. The producer also shared his own remix versions of new music from Gorillaz, Migos and Portugal. The Man recently as well.
Tame Impala’s last performance on U.S. soil came over the summer with a headlining gig at New York City’s Panorama Festival. Parker admitted at the time that the show was their final gig on the promotional cycle for their hugely successful 2015 Currents LP. The full Tame Impala band will only play a few select festivals this summer, with their one U.S. gig scheduled as part of Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival in late July. Zhu is also scheduled to perform at Michigan's Electric Forest this summer.
ZhuxTameImpala /// My Life— ZHU (@ZHUmusic) March 5, 2018
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