hmv's Next Big Thing - October 1, 2019

hmv's Next Big Thing... #239 Arlo Parks
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hmv's Next Big Thing... #239 Arlo Parks

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you soulful sensation Arlo Parks...

 

Who Is She?

Arlo Parks is 18 years old and hails from Hammersmith in South-West London. She's been gigging for a few months, but has already played well-received slots at Glastonbury and Latitude as well as support tour with Kiwi soul star Jordan Rakei. 

 

What Does She Sound Like?

Parks bring together soul and hip-hop, with Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill stylings laid over the top of the kind of beats you might hear underneath MF Doom's rhymes. 

 

Why Should I Be Excited?

Gorgeous vocals, serene production and a nice dose of quirk, there's a lot to like about Parks. 

 

Can I Hear Something?

Indeed you can. Her new jam 'George' is below for you:

 

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