kevin parker is a friend of mine. he’s also one of my favourite music makers of the past twenty years. it can be weird to hang out and be friends with someone whose music you listen to so much. music you might listen to when you’re sad, joyous or just need something to get you through that boring af last 4 mins on the treadmill. and then after all that, you’re just hanging out a couple days later with your mate, Kev. i guess at the end of the day, i make music. i’m around people who make music. some of them have superpowers. whatever and ever, amen etc…. me and kevin were working on some music a few summers ago. There was a dope ass song with @sza we never got to finish (but u can probably find it on the web cause of a stolen hard drive 😟) and a demo called “Laurie”—which had a very very memorable, bittersweet melody with no lyrics only mumbles. and the real moment of glory was a minor to major key modulation in the pre-chorus (which became “and now the tears in your eyes…”) that made my hairs stand up every single time it happened. the genius of kevin parker who channels so much r&b influence in his music, to me, it could have been an 80’s Janet chord change. to him, it’s just what comes out. by the time i realized i was making a heartbreak album, i emailed Kevin and said “hey, are u using this for the new tame album? if not, can i try and finish it?” i had to ask him because when i was making uptown special, there was a cute, comic moment when he sent me a demo to maybe fuck with and then asked for it back a couple weeks later. and that song became “i’m a man”… all good, i was more than happy with “daffodils”. anyway, the melody was so fucking good. the sadness, the triumph, the soul, the emo. i knew i had to turn it into something. but the song had no structure, just a bunch of good parts. as usual, i tried 80 fucking drumbeats til i got a good feel for it. and sat on this demo for a minute… a couple months later, on the way to the airport in NY, i was listening to the radio in z-100, hoping to catch a spin “electricity” (shout out @dualipa, @diplo)—it was just starting to get burn— and “never be the same” came on and i was like “THAT IS OUR VOICE!!!”
FIND U AGAIN ft @camila_cabello produced by me & Kevin Parker out now. Enjoy 💔
One of these knobs plays music, I swear. (Fun fact: I’m wearing a Speedo in this picture.) #vvscarletnight
To all the amazing mothers out there...here’s a few pics of me and mine ❤️❤️❤️. I love you. I would also not be fully forthright if I didn’t say how much I’m thinking about Peggy Lipton on this day and the beautiful daughters that she raised. I love you, Peggy.
“Baz-Boys Baz-Boys, whatcha gonna do...”🎶 caption by @justintheroux, pic by whoever he handed his camera to (sorry can’t remember). Swipe left for one of Justin licking my shirt and a fairly cute one of me ft IG megastars @alexachung & @harrystyles whilst dj’ing the @gucci Met after party
@maisonvalentino and a camp curly q at the Met Gala (thank you @voguemagazine). I watched a lot of John Waters and tried to work some camp into my usual big dad energy...Was especially great to see the history and legacy of camp represented by @rupaulofficial @ageofaquaria @violetchachki + other queer icons. Oh and finally, swipe to see me & Harry (?) DJing the afterparty. 💔
I’m not in this picture but it’s still good
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...Hans Luke & Leia in 2008. Catch me live with Hans (aka @nicholasgrimshaw) on radio 1 at 6pm today!
Get in loser we're streaming Late Night Feelings 📸 @paul.mclean1
here’s a letter i wrote for u. let me know which track you’re digging most from the snippets and dad might leak something
i met the songwriter Ilsey Juber one day a little while back. we actually linked to work on some Silk City stuff. i was supposed to be working on my own album too (the follow up to Uptown Special) but i had no idea what to do or where to start or what i wanted to say. so i was doing alot of procrastinating. i was, shall we say, a little shook. anyway, after a long, fruitless day of writing over some tracks i had lying around, i decided i had kind of had enough and was gearing up to leave for the night. with a slightly frustrated but also “never say die” attitude, Ilsey asks if i want to try one more idea. in my head i’m thinking, “no. i actually want you to leave so i too can go home and hang with my dogs” but i nod “ok”. so i start playing some chords, and they feel a little more interesting than what we’ve been doing and she immediately starts singing this wonderful haunting/soulful melody and my hairs stand up a little. within half an hour, we have the first verse and pre chorus of “late night”. within a week or so, Lykke shows up to the studio and we all finish writing the tune together. when she came up with the phrase “late night feelings”, i knew pretty much right away that’s what the album would be called. i remember the excitement of feeling that this was the first piece of music i had worked on in ages that seemed to point in a new direction, it was weirdly telling me, ‘hey, this is what your new album needs to feel like”. somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow. a year or so later, i now have a whole album of “somber sexy dancey spooky lustful longing but still fun somehow” songs with some of the most talented, unique, important singers of this era. some of my absolute favourites. heroes. so check out the song that started it all. “late night feelings”. X 📸 @jacobbix
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @lykkeli 💔 NEW SINGLE OUT NOW - swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @dianagordon 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @angelolsenmusic 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @kingprincess69 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
LATE NIGHT FEELINGS @camila_cabello 💔 swipe ➡️ to listen. presave link in bio. album out June 21st.
do u ever have feelings late in the night?
@kingprincess69 presents her wonderful line of age-inclusive merch. Here’s a snippet of our #latenightfeelings banger “pieces of us”. BONUS CUT: swipe for Father John Misty / KP dance video 📸 @t_reymore
Someone annoyingly asked me why I never smile in photos to which I angrily responded “May the fleas of 1,000 camels infest your armpits!” And then we took this pic 📸 @sharkandpalm
walked past this spot on the way to work today. Probably ate lunch here 4 times a week when I had the home studio round the corner. Turkey burgers + R&B = the diet of my 20’s. Look at me now, all faro + 💔. Hold on to your dreams, kids! Love uncle Mark...p.s. thank u to my longtime friend Jenny who just took over as ceo at @jw_anderson and sent me this bomb-ass bomber (and never asked me to post anything)
These are a few of the amazing women who have made me who I am... personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually. I’m so fucking lucky to have been raised, informed, challenged, and bettered by them all.... I would be half the person (maybe less) that I am today without them. Happy #internationalwomensday everyone ❤️❤️❤️
won an award last night for best male strictly cause of the power and talents of some incredible women @dualipa @ladygaga and @mileycyrus to be specific. Thank u @global for this recognition and ur support since the days of Ooh Wee. @capitalofficial @capitalxtra and sometimes @thisisheart (cause I’m an older sensitive guy). ❤️ and I’m reposting this cause I got new killer shots from @pixielevinson
Dear Miley. Just wanted u to know I’ve been traveling round Europe and our song is/has been #1 on the radio in France Germany UK Norway Belgium and a bunch of other places. And gold and platinum and stuff too. I hope that cheers u up a little. Ok....Write back soon, your friend Mark 💔💔
We’re too quick to put labels on things...unless they’re on headphones. then it’s ok
now the dust, adrenaline, nerves and excitement have settled a little, i wanted to take this moment to thank the people who contributed. first off—as always, Brandon Creed who runs this ship. (and Tyler Reymore who helps him run it). let’s start with silk city “electricity” thank u to harley wertheimer and juba who championed this project from the beginning, basically forcing me and my good friend wes aka @diplo to sit in a fucking room together and finally make some music. to diana gordon whose beautiful melodies jump started what would become Electricity. to junior blender who sat with diplo chopping up my piano and those melodies. to romy who contributed her wonderful sensibility to the lyrics of our tune. to homer steinweiss, nick movshon, thomas Brenneck and victor axelrod who lent their beautiful playing. to the picard brothers, alex metric, riton, and jarami who all brought inspired production ideas and toughness. AND @joshgudwin FOr the mix of life!!! to my brother andrew wyatt who told me to call the queen @DuaLipa when we were at a loss of who to finish this tune with and have sing it. and Dua who truly brought this tune to life with the only voice that could convey the emotion, sultriness and diva shit that worked. as well as contributing to the writing and coming up with all the harmony arrangements. and to my “shallow” comrades: bradley cooper again. for a story that made people fall in love with a song. lukas nelson and promise of the real. anthony, andrew and as always my sister in music @LADYGAGA. i’m so overwhelmed by your generosity always, lifting us all up with your talent. bringing us up on these stages, letting me act out these wild boyhood dreams thank u xxx
Man, these kids really sound dreamy together.