After a brief hiatus, psychedelic singer-songwriter Tess Parks dropped a new single, “Happy Birthday Forever,” today to announce her next solo album, And Those Who Were Seen Dancing, on Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula. Check it out below:
Available on May 20th, this record finds the London-based artist getting her groove back after healing up from an injury that temporarily made playing guitar and piano impossible. Despite this set back, these recordings, and especially this lead single, strut with a sturdy confidence that is contagious to anyone who listens to them.
“Happy Birthday Forever” features Parks’ distinctively smoky vocals sensually rasping over an infectious beat and looping gospel piano. The catchy track also contains pulsating retro keyboards and a chorus of rapturous backup singers, which together help to make the atmosphere of the song even more dreamlike and sublime than most of Parks’ renowned collaborations with Anton Newcombe (of Brian Jonestown Massacre fame).
If you’re a fan of psychedelic pop, trippy garage rock and truly original songwriting, you’ll want to preorder And Those Who Were Seen Dancing today. Click here to secure your copy right now.
*Cover image by Luz Gallardo.