Parks, Arlo: Collapsed In Sunbeams (Blue) LP
20 year old British musican and poet Arlo Parks has been very steadily climbing the ranks of an artist to watch since the release of her confessional debut single "Cola" in 2018. Arlo has received praise from artists such as Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Florence Welsh, and Phoebe Bridgers during the last year while growing her fan base exponentially. She was also named the BBC Introducing 2020 Artist Of The Year. Arlo describes her debut album "Collapsed In Sunbeams" as "a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific". Parks struggled with her identity growing up; a self-confessed tomboy who was super sensitive and "uncool", she says "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music, and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class".