It’s been four years since Tame Impala dropped new music, so it’s more than fitting that the Australian rockers’ latest release is titled “Patience.”
The song’s a lushly produced five-minute slice of psychedelic rock that takes the hypnotism of 2015’s Currents and turns it up to 11. Conga rhythms, fine-grained synth lines and guitar riffs wobble in and out over the course of the heady track, all adding up to a song that sounds designed to be played on a dancefloor under a sparkly disco ball.
The retro stylings of “Patience” befit its lyrical preoccupation with the passing of time. “Just growing up in stages,” sings Kevin Parker on the chorus. “Living life in phases / Another season changes / And still my days are shapeless.”
Groove to the new single below: