Watch Buzzworthy Singer/Songwriter Arlo Parks Perform ‘Hope’ on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

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In late January, 20-year-old English singer/songwriter Arlo Parks released Collapsed in Sunbeams, her full-length debut album. A revelatory and emotionally nuanced collection of melancholy indie/pop, the album came with much anticipation, especially after Parks amassed attention with a series of single releases over the past year-plus.

On Tuesday night, Parks appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, engaging with the host in a quick interview before sharing an excellent performance of “Hope,” one of the standout songs featured on Collapsed in Sunbeams that fosters a sense of warmth and reassurance that we all have more in common than we might think:

You’re not alone like you think you are
You’re not alone like you think you are
We all have scars, I know it’s hard


This performance follows a recent appearance Parks and her band made on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they delivered “Black Dog”:

And Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she performed “Hurt”:

This fall, Arlo Parks has four North American tour dates — all sold out already — scheduled for September and October:

9/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right – SOLD OUT
9/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – SOLD OUT
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge – SOLD OUT
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex – SOLD OUT

A news release notes that more tour information is expected soon, so stay tuned for that.

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As for the album, it’d be best if you gave it a listen if you haven’t yet.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Collapsed in Sunbeams will make Arlo Parks a star. It’s fresh, invigorating and deep, and the musical exploration she and Buccellati embark on throughout the record hits a target that might otherwise have seemed unattainable.

My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it,” Parks said of the album and its inspiration. “It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia – I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific.

It succeeds on both levels, and then some.

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