Arlo Parks interview: A woman of her words

At just 20 years of age, the London-born singer is creating a real buzz among critics and fans alike, and her debut album, with its well-crafted lyrics, has brought comparisons to Leonard Cohen among others

20th February, 2021
Arlo Parks interview: A woman of her words
Arlo Parks: ‘Any time anything happens, positive or negative, I write it down. With all my songs, I approach them as if I‘m telling a story to a friend.’

The final question I ask Arlo Parks for our interview over the phone is something of a throwaway one: it's a small query as to what the London artist is currently enjoying in the arts.

What I'm not prepared for is the explosion of the answer, as Parks reels off a list of records, books and films that she loves, with artists name-checked who are both young and old. In the mix are names such...

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