Our Kev’s been busy with some impressive projects recently
Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker has cited Daft Punk as potential future collaborators, as he discussed his recent projects with the likes of Kanye West, Travis Scott, and Rihanna.
The ‘Let It Happen’ artist recently revealed that he would be “very disappointed” if the ‘Currents’ follow-up didn’t emerge by next summer. Parker also spoke about his desire to headline Glastonbury‘s Pyramid Stage.
Away from Tame Impala, however, the musician has worked on a number of high-profile collaborations of late. He contributed to Kanye West’s ‘ye’, gained a composer and lyricist credit on Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld‘, and has worked with Mark Ronson and SZA. Earlier this year, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Dua Lipa also said that they want to join forces with Parker.
Now, the Australian songwriter and producer has discussed who he hopes to collaborate with in the future. Asked by Billboard who he would love to work with, Parker said: “Kanye held the number one spot there – he was the answer to that question for a long time.”
After saying that this wish had now been “ticked off”, Parker mentioned Daft Punk. “I hold them in absolutely legendary regard,” he said of the French duo. “They’re so god-like to me, but I don’t even know what I’d do or how I’d do it with them.”
Joint projects aside, Parker also said that Tame Impala is still his “absolute thing”. “That’s me, first and foremost,” he added. “And to keep the magic of doing collaborations and stuff like that, I don’t want to turn it into a job.”
Tame Impala’s last LP, ‘Currents’, was released in 2015. NME said in a four-star review that Parker was “an artist at the peak of his powers”.