It looks as though Kevin Parker and Mike Skinner have been working together, with The Streets teasing a collaboration with Tame Impala on social media recently.
For years now, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has spoken fondly of his desire to collaborate with as many different artists as possible. While he cited Kanye West as the “number one” artist he most wanted to work with, a 2018 pairing has seen that spot now filled by Daft Punk.
However, while we wait for the Aussie chart-topper to work with the French electronic masterminds, we’ve seen collaborations with numerous artists, including A$AP Rocky, Zhu, Mark Ronson, and The Flaming Lips, it seems the latest place we’ll hear Tame Impala is on a mixtape from The Streets.
Taking to social media recently, The Streets shared a brief clip which shows Mike Skinner practicing social distancing by calling Kevin Parker from a vintage Nokia in the Alps.
While Skinner’s rhymes flow, they’re paired by the unmistakable voice of Parker, who reassures us that “I was gonna call you back, I swear“.
Though The Streets haven’t released an album since 2011, Skinner’s 2017 reactivation of the project has seen a handful of singles released, while talk of new albums have also been hinted towards as well. Though there’s no word when we’ll be receiving the new mixtape, including the teased Tame Impala collaboration, it appears to be on its way.
In related news, Tame Impala recently released a “self-isolation” version of The Slow Rush on YouTube, while also announcing rescheduled Australian tour dates, which can be seen below.
Tame Impala 2020 Tour Dates