Arlo Parks, a London-born singer and poet, debuted at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival in October of last year, and she’ll be back on Oct. 12 for her first solo performance in the state nearly a year later.
The singer will perform songs from her 2021 debut album “Collapsed in Sunbeams” at The Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 12; of course, Access Atlanta is hooking you up with tickets to see the live performance — we’re giving away five pairs of tickets.
The contest will start on Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. and run through Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Good luck!
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Parks, who was raised in London by Nigerian and Chadian-French parents (her full name is Anas Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho), released two critically acclaimed EPs in 2019: Super Sad Generation and Sophie, Rolling Stone reported. “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” her debut full-length album, was released in January 2021. The introspective album won that year’s Mercury Prize, which is given for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act.
Enter to win tickets: Arlo Parks is coming to Atlanta on Oct. 12.
The 22-year-old has garnered praises from Billie Eilish, Michelle Obama, Phoebe Bridgers, Lily Allen Jodie Comer, among many others. But for Parks, it’s a funny feeling just being mentioned in the same breath.
“It’s really weird actually. For a long time, I was just making stuff in my bedroom getting like 50 plays and nobody knew what I was doing apart from my best friends! So, it’s weird that there’s people that I have looked up to or people that I know of, know me back and I’m like ‘what?’ but yeah, it’s been amazing!” Parks told F Word Magazine.
With support from Puma Blue
Location: East Atlanta - 777 Memorial Dr SE Building C; Time: 8 p.m.; Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12; Website: easternatl.com