Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker is almost about to wrap up a lengthy Reddit AMA and just a few minutes ago surprised Redditors by causally dropping a new Tame Impala song Disciples into the conversation.
The spacey new track will feature on Tame Impala’s highly anticipated third album Currents and follows previous singles, ‘Cause I’m a Man and Let It Happen. The album follow’s Tame Impala’s worldwide critically acclaimed Lonerism, which they released in 2012.
Parker dropped a link to the short track, which runs for just 1 minute and 48 seconds, after telling fans he was waiting for them to ask for a new song. They obliged and so did he. Have a listen below.
The title of the track is an apt one, given that during the AMA Parker was asked what he thought about being “Australia’s answer to Jesus” with his “disciples” being the likes of Pond, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Peter Bibby, D.D Dumbo, Gum and Shiny Joe Ryan.
While that scenario would make for a killer “Last Supper” parody image, Parker’s response was a little more humbling. “I hope you don’t actually think that,” he said, probably as Jesus would.
Parker recently revealed he recorded over a thousand vocal takes for Tame Impala’s ‘Cause I’m a Man. The lyrics of the track are intended to be a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of how “pathetic” men are, and in delivering those lyrics Parker says he is pushed beyond his comfort zone.
“I’m really putting myself out there vocally more than I have before. I usually bury my vocals and sing quite ethereally and stick in a laser beam melody washed in reverb,” he said.
Tame Impala will return to Australia soon as part of the massive Splendour in the Grass 2015 lineup.
Listen: Tame Impala – Disciples
Gallery: Tame Impala @ Big Day Out 2014, Melbourne / Photos by Anwar Rizk