Tame Impala’s ‘It Might Be Time’ has raw vocals, heavy drums and a screeching guitar — Yay!!

Australian psychedelic music project Tame Impala has announced their fourth studio album The Slow Rush will arrive on February 14th, 2020 — ie: Valentine’s Day.

It will be the long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 album Currents.

Along with that announcement, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker also released the lead single from the album.

Called ‘It Might Be Time‘, the track has a definite 1970s funk/rock sound with vocals that are much more raw than recent previous releases, is far less electronic and has a screeching guitar riff and heavy drums.

All of which stops in an extremely abrupt but quite exciting ending.

From the comments on YouTube, however, this new Tame Impala direction seems to be going down very well with fans so far.  Some of whom commented the more polished sound of Currents did not resonate with them as much as something like this.

Parker says he recorded, mixed and produced ‘It Might Be Time‘ along with the entire 12-track album himself, both in Los Angeles and at his Australian studio.

Listen to Tame Impala’s ‘It Might Be Time‘ in the video below to check out that cool new sound. You can pre-order and pre-save The Slow Rush now.

Related reading: Tame Impala releases ‘Eventually‘ and it made me slow dance

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.