All Rights Reserved. Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic pop music project led by multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer Kevin Parker, who was born in Sydney, New South Wales on January 20, 1986. But the standout track from Tame Impala’s Currents is a perfect song, arguably one of the most entertaining marriages of electric guitar and synth this decade (we certainly think so). It’s beautiful! Time is of the essence in Tame Impala's fourth studio album, “The Slow Rush." Both lyrically and metaphorically, this song slots in early in the album’s storyline: Parker succumbs to adulthood, to life beyond a love that was too good to be true. “They say people never change, but that’s bullshit, they do,” he sings matter-of-factly over those signature, spiraling Currents synths. One singular mosquito is cause for concern, but 41 flying in perfect formation is grounds for mass unrest. The bare, pounding drums are a striking juxtaposition from their cosmic synth pulses, and it feels like a military charge when paired with the huffing and puffing backing vocals. song lyrics, song meanings, albums, music and more. "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog features Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, and was Vedder's first music video. The song is a perfect example of Tame Impala occasionally realizing that, despite Parker being one of the pre-eminent studio wizards of his time, it makes sense to keep things simple. Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush and Bieber’s Changes both seek to extend the artists’ standing at the forefront of modern pop music. Photo: Getty Images Five years is an eternity. But it always comes back to one of Currents’ main themes: change. Easily Kevin Parker’s catchiest guitar riff (and perhaps his most interesting percussion, too), “Mind Mischief” is Tame Impala at their psych-rock best. More than anything, it’s a damn good breakup song. According to management company Spinning Top, Rihanna ’s team at Roc Nation reached out … —Ellen Johnson, One of the briefest songs in Tame Impala’s discography, “Disciples” is a compact little bundle of bass and existential dread. For this list, we’re focusing on the best Tame Impala tracks from official studio releases and extended plays. For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. Nowhere does the Aussie band achieve that more than in “Apocalypse Dreams” when the upbeat piano and mesmerizing drums give way to a massive slowed-down bass riff as Parker sings, “everything is changing.” The song quickly reverts back to its initial sped-up groove, but it’s one of the most interesting and hypnotic parts of Tame Impala’s growing back catalog, a truly impressive moment of psych-rock euphoria. —Lizzie Manno, Hidden deep in Tame Impala’s debut record Innerspeaker, “The Bold Arrow of Time” has one of those guitar riffs, the ones that stick in your mind hours, if not days, after you first hear it. “You will never come close to how I feel,” Parker sings, alluding to the heavenly void that he ironically also places listeners in. You can literally smell the marijuana in this song. Parker compares a large and timid man to an elephant, and you know what? After a long break from making Tame Impala music, during which time Kevin Parker produced other people's albums and played in side projects, 2015's Currents shows that much has changed with the project. Just kidding, I don’t know how to hypnotize people. While Rihanna’s version is incredible in its faithfulness, you can’t knock the original here—and Parker’s gall in closing his opus of self-change with a song so laced with unreliability. He imagines a new life for himself, and even if he’ll continue to make the “same old mistakes,” that hope of becoming a better person was there, albeit fleeting. Limiting this to 10 songs wasn't easy. "Eventually" is a song by Australian psychedelic music project Tame Impala. Throughout, Parker laments his inability to talk to women, perpetually unable to swallow that lump and start that awkward conversation. What a frightful image the title conjures up. “Patience” is a track infused with the sounds of banging piano chords, echoing drums, a good old synthesizer for Tame Impala’s signature psychedelic sound and of course, Kevin Parker’s sweet whisper and dreamy vocals. Parker is a master of subtleties, and their early, heavy psych material succeeds especially in its dynamism. But it’s way smarter than “Monster Mash.” Parker drops one of his deadly, targeted couplets—”In so many ways / I’m somebody else / While trying so hard / To be myself”—that’ll leave you feeling like you’re invisible. —Ellen Johnson, Say what you will about an ex-partner’s (or whoever’s) potential to change, come back, make it all better—Kevin Parker knows the truth. A cyclical synthline pleasantly drones on while Parker repeats over and over, “It feels like I only go backwards, darling / Every part of me says, “Go ahead” / But I got my hopes up again, oh no, not again / Feels like we only go backwards, darling.” Put this on a loop and you’ll probably fall into a deep, deep slumber—now when I snap my fingers, act like a duck! While this song is set in Los Angeles, the titular “borderline” does not refer to the City of Angels or any physical place in particular. Kimbra) Youtube Gotye said the single was "definitely … Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" was also recorded as "European Queen" and "African Queen" for release on those continents. —Steven Edelstone, This is absolutely the most hype song across Tame Impala’s three albums—even though it has major car commercial energy. Both the whispered version in the background and Kevin Parker’s take in the verse have a rock solid emotional core—the hushed version sounds like someone is panting on a run and using the phrase to amp themselves up, while Parker’s shows off his signature, dulcet psych tone. Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top. The song is a perfect example of Tame Impala occasionally realizing that, despite Parker being one of the pre-eminent studio wizards of his time, it makes sense to keep things simple. —Ellen Johnson, Who knew self-doubt could sound this good? But song blows up when that initial optimism comes true: “She remembers my name!” he exclaims. He sings the line “Another version of myself I think I’ve found, at last” with a sigh of relief, and this one with bright eyes: “There’s a world out there and it’s calling my name / And it’s calling yours, girl it’s calling yours too,” just before those harpsichords (harpsichords!) Rihanna was Pitbull's first choice to sing on "Timber," but she wasn't available at the time so he enlisted his RCA labelmate Kesha instead. Originally signed to Modular Recordings, they are now also with Interscope Records.. The passion behind the Hooper and Zucconi’s voices compliment the energy of the instruments, so you’ll want to get active with the beat. Apocalypse Dreams (2012) Be Above It (2012) Borderline (2019) Breathe Deeper (2020) Cause I'm A Man (2015) Disciples (2015) Elephant (2012) Eventually (2015) We have 10 albums and 63 song lyrics in our database. “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (2012) The pinnacle of Parker’s retro/futurist aesthetic, “Feels … It’s evocative, but it doesn’t play into the cheap psychedelic banalities that achieve an artificial or aesthetic high. There’s a reason why this record is called Lonerism after all: Though the whole album deals with this sort of social anxiety, it’s best exemplified here, when minor victories feel like the world may not be such an awful place after all. Parker’s vocals are noticeably lower and less-processed, showcasing a much different side of Tame Impala than what we’re accustomed to 12 years later, but the song shows how fully-formed the band was even in its infancy.