Following the success of his EP Fields, Still Parade is back with new single Walk In The Park. Still Parade, AKA Niklas Kramer, has garnered huge support since he became the, not quite “darling”, but perhaps the “alluring Femme Fetale” of The Hype Machine.
Regularly described as enigmatic, his personality has been shrouded under a veil of mystery. There was, however, enough intrigue to maintain support from tastemakers and fans alike – leading to the upper echelons of The Hype Machine on more than one occasion.
This is a huge year for Still Parade. His appearance at SXSW coming only a few months prior to the release of his debut album. The more immediate concern is the upcoming single Walk In the Park. The single has a nostalgic feel, there is something intrinsically warm about it, but focusing squarely on that does this Berlin producer a disservice; the production is as smooth and refined as any burgeoning act in 2016.
Walk In The Park has an undeniably summery flavour. And with the clocks due to go forward in March, it seems as good a moment as any to reminisce about strolls in the park and luxuriously long summer evenings. The influences on display here are not always easy to decipher, Kramer cites Todd Rundgren and Crosby Stills & Nash as massive inspirations – but this is no mere testament to the past – the woozy production and ability to deftly marry various genres – hints at a forward-thinking and prodigious talent.