Tame Impala = Holydrug Couple (Moonlust ) x Cut Copy
Currents lead song, “Let It Happen”, works perfectly as a dance track with instant energy, and as a disclaimer from Tame Impala mastermind, Kevin Parker. “Let It Happen” could be Parker’s words to himself as he sorts through a break up, but to us they’re Parker’s way of advising that we open our minds to enjoy something new. Prior to Currents, Tame had established itself as a psychedelic band with plenty of guitar muscle, but a move towards dance-friendly music isn’t surprising, considering each Tame album has sounded progressively cleaner and brighter. Currents‘ impressive production sprawls through rock and dance genres without any flaws, and its synth-driven bliss is a natural step forward from 2012’s Lonerism. Currents‘ dazzling hooks, especially on “Cause I’m A Man”, build off the success of Lonerism’s breakout hit “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”, proving that Parker’s a pop enigma who’s content to keep making hits.