TESS PARKS – ” And Those Who Were Seen Dancing “

Posted: April 14, 2022 in MUSIC

Following her highly praised return with ‘Happy Birthday Forever’ and ‘Brexit At Tiffany’s’, Toronto-born, London-based artist Tess Parks is today sharing a new single and video, ‘Do You Pray?’. Following years of international touring and a lengthy list of collaborations with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe in recent years (most recently the duo’s self-titled 2018 LP), the track is the third to be lifted from her incoming solo album, ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’, due out May 20th on Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada.

A driving psych-rock drone steered by Tess’ husky vocal, This week’s ‘Do You Pray?’, is the third single to be lifted from Tess Parks incoming ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ album due out May 20th.

Recorded over two years between 2019 and 2021 but with songs, lyrics and ideas dating back over a decade in some form, the incoming ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing’ is an album full of moments, people and places. Taking constant inspiration from interactions with those around her, ‘Do You Pray?’ is a perfect case in point. On the track, Parks recalls: “My friend Annie just asked me one day out of the blue, ‘Do you pray?’, and I thought, ‘Wow, yes I love that and yes I do, every day.’ The song is a mix of two traditionals: ‘My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean’ and ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’. This is one of a few songs on the album where my dad can be heard playing my grand-fathers old piano.”

*Due to manufacturing delays and reigning pressing plant chaos, the vinyl is unfortunately delayed and will now be released June 24th. It’s out of our hands sadly but will be worth the wait we promise!

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