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Arlo Parks shares new song “Softly”

It’s the English artist’s first new single of 2022.

February 01, 2022
Arlo Parks shares new song “Softly” Arlo Parks. Photo by Lillie Eiger  

Last year, English singer-songwriter Arlo Parks released her hotly-tipped debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams, and we were excited enough to profile her for GEN F. Today she offers a brand new single called "Softly," a very fun song about the very sad subject of holding on in a dying relationship.

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A bubbling mix of classic R&B and lo-fi rap beats with one very sick house-inspired breakdown, "Softly" is a defiant addition to Parks's catalog. The music video from director's Zhang and Knight captures the song's borderless spirit with its dreamlike tableau of Parks exploring a model city. Watch it below:

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"'Softly' is a song about yearning, about how fragile you feel in the dying days of a relationship when you’re still desperately in love," Parks said in a press statement. "The song is about how it feels to brace yourself before the blow of a break up and reminisce about the days where it all felt luminous."

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Arlo Parks shares new song “Softly”