Tame Impala Premiered A Brand New Song On ‘SNL’, And It’s Smooth As Hell

And guess what? It's great.

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It’s not always easy being a Tame Impala fan.

After all, the band aren’t exactly prolific, and diehards are sometimes forced to wait up to four years inbetween outings, often with little signs from Kevin Parker and co. that new music is even forthcoming.

But, on the plus side, in the world of Tame Impala, when it does rain, it pours. And friends, looks like the drought has officially been broken, as the band have taken to Saturday Night Live to debut a live version of a brand new track called ‘Borderline’.

‘Borderline’ is a new single from the hitherto unannounced Currents follow-up, due some time this year. It follows fast on the heels of ‘Patience’, the very name of which feels like an artful reference to the fact that fans have been waiting a long, long time for the purveyors of psych to finally get back behind their instruments.

Like ‘Patience’, ‘Borderline’ is a thick dose of psychedelic pop, held in place by Parker’s cooing vocals and a driving bassline. If it’s anything to go by, the band’s new record will be a continuation of the style outlined by Currents, full of technicolour instrumentation, and smooth, catchy melodies.

Basically, shit’s sounding good.

The release date for the new album has yet to be set, of course, but rumours are swirling that it’ll drop some time around the American Summer — so perhaps as soon as the next few months.

In the meantime, the band have already locked in a series of U.S. dates: they’ll be headlining Coachella, and have booked in a string of shows from early April through till the end of May.

Oh, worth mentioning that leaves them wide open come Splendour In The Grass season — could it be that they’ll drop in for a long-overdue headline set? Here’s to hoping.