The final track on Tame Impala’s 2020 album ‘The Slow Rush’ has Kevin Parker reflecting on his life past, present and future. He confesses that his music was done for “love,” “fun” and “fame.” Let us dig into further lyrics and meaning behind this song.
‘The Slow Rush’ is Tame Impala’s fourth studio album and released on February 14, 2020. Prior to the release, the album produced singles such as “Borderline,” “It Might Be Time,” “Posthumous Forgiveness” and “Lost In Yesterday.”
On Apple Music, Kevin Parker shared insights into this song; “The time has come. Nothing left to prepare. Nothing left to worry about. Nothing left to do but sit and observe the stillness of everything as time races faster than ever. Even shadows cast by the sun appear to move. My future comes to me in flashes, but it no longer scares me. As long as I remember what I value the most.”
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Before the album comes to an end and Kevin has no more chances of telling us stories, he confesses about his intentions with his music. He says that he never wanted to make money off of his music, and he did it for love, fun and for fame. Maybe this is the reason why he has been so successful. He was addicted to his music and it drove him to make even greater tracks.
The first verse ends with the solemn line “until now” which makes us wonder if his intentions are about to change.
In these lyrics, we also hear Kevin singing about a certain “her.” He wonders if this is the correct path to his future as well. Is he going to be surrounded by his music alone? Is this going to be his gifts until the end of time? Or is he going to make a change?
Is love even in store for him?
The chorus of the song suggests that he still strives to be the man he is going into his future. “As long as” he can, he will try to stand on his two feet all by himself. But there is a certain part of the future that suggests him to change his ways as well.
He prolongs this certain future just for “one more hour” trying to hold on to what is near and dear to him at the moment.
These lyrics seem to be a conversation between Kevin Parker and his girlfriend. He tells her that despite what everyone has been saying against them, “I can roll into another year.” Maybe this is the crucial point for Kevin Parker. Maybe this is the decisive moment. He might be facing an imbalance in his life–music and personal. What are his options? It is the question for the ages!
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