Watch Lady Gaga Onstage With Tame Impala
Saturday (Aug. 27) night saw Tame Impala headline the FYF Fest in Los Angeles, and they brought out a heavy hitter to help them along. Lady Gaga came out to make an appearance on the closing number, "New Person, Same Old Mistakes."
As you can see in the video above, she walked onstage, hugged Tame Impala mastermind Kevin Parker, seemed to throw some things into the crowd and walked offstage. The clip is only 26 seconds long, and it's not known if she sang anything before the camera started recording.
While it may seem odd that the flashy pop star and the Aussie psych rocker are friends, there's actually a professional connection. Consequence of Sound points out that, two weeks ago, word got out that Parker is co-producing her upcoming single, "Perfect Illusion," with Mark Ronson. There probably aren't too many other people who can name Kevin Parker and Tony Bennett as their collaborators. Ronson and Parker have a connection, too. Last year, they covered Queens of the Stone Age's "I Say by the Ocean" for Australia's Triple J Radio.
Six weeks ago, Parker announced that they were planning on putting out a deluxe edition of 2015's Currents that will include b-sides. The album saw him play every instruments as he moved away from psychedelic rock into a more R&B-based sound. It won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year at the 2015 ARIA Music Awards, Australia's equivalent of the Grammys. It is not known publicly when Parker plans to release the record.
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