Track of the Day: PARKER “Become The Fool” (2020)


Late last month saw Launceston visual artist, songwriter and musician PARKER release her stunning new single, “Become The Fool”. A striking Bauhaus-inspired clip, which was created in Unity, the iconic game building engine, accompanies the single. Check it out below!

Stunning visuals aside, “Become The Fool” is a beautiful song in its own right. The song, inspired by characters from The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel and Parker’s own experiences, is about an unbalanced relationship. A relationship, in which, one person ends up sacrificing too much of themselves and their dreams for the other. 

“Become The Fool” oozes emotion and vulnerability. It’s quite sparse, with delicate piano work accompanying Parker’s powerful, yet elegant vocals. However, despite the emotion of the track, there’s no frailty there. Amongst the vulnerability of the lyrics, there’s still an underlying sense of strength to the delivery. Suggesting, that even at the end of a relationship, amongst that heartbreak and emotion, there can be positives. So long as you give yourself time and know where to look. This is reflected in the music video. While things might look bleak to begin with, give it time, and the colour will return. 

Talking about the inspiration behind the track, PARKER reflects: 

“When a relationship ends it can be devastating. But what happens afterwards can be a beautiful mess of experiences and vivid feelings. When I got to the end of my longest relationship, I realised I had lost so much of myself. I had been living for someone else and their dreams for so long I didn’t know who I was without them. But through this experience, I was set free to find myself again, to pursue my creative practice with all my heart.”

“Become The Fool” is only the start for PARKER in 2020, with the multi-disciplinary artist teasing plenty more singles, music videos and live videos to come as the year progresses. 

“Become The Fool” is out now. You can keep up to date with PARKER via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.

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