‘The rug can be pulled any time’ – how indie music has adapted during Covid
This was supposed to be Arlo Parks’ year.
The soulful indie singer was named on the BBC Sound of 2020 list, had her first UK headline tour under way and support slots in the States lined up, not to mention Glastonbury.
But before spring had sprung, she saw those plans “dissolve before my eyes” due to the “devastating” pandemic.
“I think I did have a fear that it was going to seriously rock my career and prospects,” says the 20-year-old Londoner, who is signed to independent label Transgressive.
“It’s shown that the rug can be pulled from under my feet at any time.