Arlo Parks is an 18-year old poet/singer-songwriter from London. In her words she spent most of school feeling like that black kid who couldn’t dance for shit, listening to too much emo music and crushing on some girl in her Spanish class. Her songs are confessional and tender, mainly inspired by Portishead and Earl Sweatshirt.
With the release of her confessional debut single ‘Cola’ at the end of last year, Arlo Parks stopped listeners in their tracks. Seemingly out of nowhere, this intriguing young artist released a song which very quickly entered The Line of Best Fit’s ‘Fifty Best Songs of 2018’, and then saw her named amongst a plethora of brilliant talent in Independent’s selective Ones to Watch for 2019 round-up. She reached #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular Chart immediately (and subsequently re-entered the #1 spot weeks later), and had nods from COLORS, Dummy, London In Stereo, Wonderland, Mahogany, KCRW, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Beats1, Radio X and many more.