“‘Softly’ is a tune about craving, about how fragile you’re feeling within the dying days of a relationship while you’re nonetheless desperately in love,” Parks defined in a press launch. “The tune is about the way it feels to brace your self earlier than the blow of a break up and reminisce in regards to the days the place all of it felt luminous.”
“For us ‘Softly’ explored the concept of wanting one thing that was as soon as good to finish in a delicate manner, and we needed to specific this utilizing the world surrounding Arlo,” Zhang and Knight stated of the video. “We had been instinctively drawn to the nice and cozy toned, hazy nostalgia of the 1960’s, as we cherished the concept of one thing universally romantic being slowly stripped away all through the movie. We primarily based the colours of the bricks, trims and doorways on mid-century portray in an effort to bake this romanticism into every part. The manufacturing itself was an enormous problem, as every part was captured in-camera with every bit of the set constructed on wheels operated by a number of manufacturing crew. Nevertheless, we knew it was all value it after we noticed the skyscrapers dancing round Arlo for the primary time.”
Arlo Parks’ debut LP, Collapsed in Sunbeams, arrived final yr and landed on our 50 Greatest Albums of 2021 record. The London singer-songwriter is up for Greatest New Artist and Greatest Different Music Album on the 2022 Grammys.