“Impressive single from a young artist, filled with positive energy. Commercial style, cool rhythm and some unique singing skills prove the irresistible of “Parallel Parking”. Don’t miss the video clip too.”
“Parallel Parking” has accumulated over 1.7M streams on Spotify to date and has already been featured in multiple editorial playlists to date: Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Pop, Front Left, Good Vibes, New Music Friday, Pop Sauce, softly, Summer Chillout, Varsity Bars, and young & free as well as charted on the Viral 50 – Australia and Viral 50 – New Zealand Spotify charts. The track has accumulated over 5.5M plays across 2.4K videos on TikTok since its release on January 21st, 2021.
“While ‘Parallel Parking’ is undoubtedly a love story, I also wanted to express my gratitude for everything I have going well in my life and hopefully emit and spread positivity through my music.”
On the surface, the upbeat car-themed track perfectly captures the feeling of infatuation and excitement in a new potential love interest and budding relationship, but beyond the lyrics, Arden aims to spread positivity through his illuminating outlook on life and undeniably infectious energy.
The music video offers a new perspective to the narrative, with Arden playing the seemingly unimportant and background role of a golf caddy while his love interest clearly isn’t being treated right. The vibrant visual accompaniment offers a triumphant, happy resolve and a pleasantly surprising role reversal, ending with the love interest handing him his car keys instead as they happily walk off into the sunset together.
Meet Arden Jones, the 19 year old Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and rapper. The Bay Area area native grew up around a multitude of seasoned musicians and listening to hip-hop on heavy rotation. Jones cultivated his musical talents while singing for various bands, which inevitably led to his impassioned pursuit of recording music at the young age of 16. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles for college, he dropped out to pursue music full-time once he signed with management. Jones combines his youthful vocals with keys and guitar, focusing on bringing a new and modern take to music, while keeping it something your mom and dad would still bump.
Arden considers Mac Miller and Rex Orange County to be significant influences on his musical style and strives to capture the feel-good sound of indie music and bedroom pop, all the while cultivating his own sonic landscape.
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March 28, 2021
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