Not if I'm feeling good about it. PARKER: Mark was producing the album, so he’s not into that as a format anyway. All the songs that I've worked on with people have been things that I've started on my own and brought to them. When I became a teenager I got the shyness thing pretty hard. So there was no back-and-forth. STEREOGUM: Like you were willing to try more things? I just have a different, I guess, way of thinking. In December 2018, Tame Impala was announced for the Saturday headline slot at Coachella, which had just been vacated by Justin Timberlake. It’s funny because that’s the song he ended up sampling for “Sundress,” which was like six or seven years later. For me it’s everything in a song. STEREOGUM: What are some things you saw eye-to-eye on or connected on? You have to shake the snow globe up. I think he loathes and detests that format. It was. It's a song that makes the blood pump and stills the heart, all at the same time. When I reach Parker over Skype in early May — him starting off his Friday morning, me wrapping up my Thursday night — it is not yet fully clear what a prescient move he made by getting the hell out of California. It was more just like, 'I'm just gonna do this because it seems like a good idea'. Did you see that clip? Tame Impala's Kevin Parker on His Pop Ambitions: 'I Want to Be a Max Martin' Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker used to prefer solitude. It was lonely work at times, but it was his work. To be honest, this is another thing that I dragged myself kicking and screaming into doing. But 'Glimmer' was just something I was messing around with in the studio one day. If you play that, there’s a soundalike of “Someday” in there. Exactly. Tame Impala seem to buck that trend, instead using the studio to help widen their scope, revealing new vistas and propelling the listener further into a sun-stroked, dream like state. It was still just like all he wanted to do was make an awesome album. But like I said, me playing my music to other people is a time of the sun coming back down to earth. Like hold up on the distorted guitars, you know? Not always taste-wise as in being into the exact same artists, but we just think the same things are sick. STEREOGUM: So it’s a question of how small you want to make the slices? "There's probably something in that for sure," Parker says. "From the moment I think of a song, it's a series of let downs. PARKER: We met by chance on a festival circuit in Australia. He is a sought-after collaborator who literally cannot write music with anyone else in the room. You’ve just got to have some restraint because hip-hop is about making space in the mix, having things behind you but also keeping space. Granted, in the flesh, you might wonder. Tame Impala ‘s Kevin Parker thinks Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ’s hit track ‘WAP’ is a “perfect song”. She’s obviously a busy person, so no, I didn’t chat with her. 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