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Tame Impala Deconstruct ‘It Might Be Time’ for Song Exploder

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala has appeared on the latest episode of the podcast, breaking down one of the biggest tracks from The Slow Rush

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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker has given fans an insight into the creation of "It Might Be Time"

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Kevin Parker of Tame Impala has deconstructed one his biggest hits of late, taking a closer look at “It Might Be Time” for the acclaimed Song Exploder podcast.

If you’re not familiar with Song Exploder, then your upcoming weekend is about to become very busy. For the last six years, the podcast has seen famed musicians take a closer look at one of their hits, taking it apart piece by piece, discussing its inspiration, conception, and realisation, and offering up insights into how it became a hit.

Since the podcast began, it’s seen some of the world’s biggest names come in for a music-related chat, with the likes of U2, Metallica, Lorde, and Fleetwood Mac all breaking down their own songs. A number of Australian acts have also had their songs featured, with both Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) and Courtney Barnett making an appearance.

Now, the latest episode of Song Exploder has taken an Australian turn once again, with Kevin Parker of Tame Impala joining host Hrishikesh Hirway for a conversation about recent album track “It Might Be Time”.

Describing the single as one of the first tracks he worked on following the release of 2015’s Currents, working in solitude once again again after time spent collaborating with Travis Scott, Lady Gaga, and much more.

“The hook kinda sounded like someone teasing someone,” Parker explains between isolated stems and early drafts of the track. “So then I thought it could be cool to make it like your own subconscious teasing you.”

Kevin Parker recently shared a “self-isolation” version of the track as part a remixed edition of The Slow Rush, dubbed The Slow Rush In An Imaginary Place. In related news, Tame Impala are set to return to Australia later this year for a run of long-awaited headline shows. Read on for full details.

Tame Impala 2020 Tour Dates

Rescheduled dates

Tuesday, December 8th
Moved from Tuesday, April 18th
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

Thursday, December 10th
Moved from Monday, April 20th
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Sunday, December 13th
Moved from Thursday, April 23rd
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Monday, December 14th
Moved from Friday, April 24th
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Wednesday, December 16th
Moved from Saturday, April 25th
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Saturday, December 19th
Moved from Tuesday, April 28th
RAC Arena, Perth, WA (All Ages)

Tickets on sale now through Ticketek