Tame Impala's new track Posthumous Forgiveness is the psych-rock holiday anthem we didn't know we needed
Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala's newest number 'Posthumous Forgiveness' is an unlikely family anthem and a rather timely holiday outing. Frontman and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker pays an homage to his late father in the song, which is set to be a part of the band's upcoming LP The Slow Rush, set to release this February.
The 6:06 number starts out as a slow jam with careful usage of blurred out synths and drums, and moves towards chillwave elements near the 4:30 mark. The song which has lyrics like, "Ever since I was a small boy/No one else compared to you, no way/ I always thought heroes stay close/Whenever troubled times arose," has been composed by Parker like a one-sided conversation with his father.
Towards the middle, the narrative introduces melodic, funk-induced progression as Parker reveals all that he wished he could share with his father. Posthumous Forgiveness is the third single which has been released from the 12-track LP. 'Borderline' and 'It Might be Time' were the other two numbers which the band released from their LP 'The Slow Rush'
Tame Impala has a crucial year ahead; not only is the popular band set to play Coachella Music Festival this April but will tour extensively till August, while headlining several music festivals including Glastonbury, Boston Calling, Lollapalooza.