Initially begun as a side, solo recording project, Tame Impala and the project’s creative mastermind, Kevin Parker received both national attention in his native Australia and international attention with the release of Innerspeaker and his critically applauded sophomore effort, Lonerism, which according to Parker was a sonic and thematic departure from anything he had ever worked on, as the material was much more emotionally direct and incorporated an expanded sonic palette.  

Sketched out in planes, cars, hotels and homes after the completion of Lonerism, the first two singles off Parker’s forthcoming and much-anticipated third album, Currents, Let It Happen” and the album’s official single “’Cause I’m a Man” were sketched out in planes, cars, hotels and homes after the completion of Lonerism. Whereas “Let It Happen” is a breezy bit of synth-based psych pop that seems to channel Cut Copy’s In Ghost Colours but with an arena rock bombast, “’Cause I’m a Man” is a slow-burning, sensual old school R&B inspired track that expresses urgent, carnal desire, masculine vulnerability, regret and frailty with an unvarnished frankness – the song’s narrator points out his thoughtlessness, selfishness and bad behavior to simply being a man.