Arlo Parks returns to Manchester after sold-out shows at Gorilla, and an unforgettable performance with a string section from the Royal Northern College of Music at Manchester International Festival matched Arlo Parks in 2021.
Now the 23-year-old singer, poet and multiple Brit Award nominee is touring in support of her new album My Soft Machine, which came out in May via Transgressive. Parks said of its first single, “‘Weightless’ surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.”
Parks won the Mercury Prize in 2021 for her debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams, and, at the 2022 Grammy Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.
You can also catch Arlo Parks at Contact this autumn as part of Manchester Literature Festival.