ARLO PARKS has released a powerful new single called ‘Black Dog’.

Debuted as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest `Record in the World’ on Monday night, the track is dedicated to those struggling with mental health issues. She said: ““It’s supposed to make people who are struggling feel less isolated and start a conversation surrounding the prevalence of mental health issues in today’s world.”

With an ability to rouse emotions through her music in ways that many artists are unable to conjure, this new single is another nuanced and highly powerful addition to her catalogue. With the mindset of a poet, she is consumed by the words she delivers – showing powerful restraint in every quietly whispered syllable and starkly honest vignette. “Let’s go to the corner store and buy some fruit / I will do anything to get you out your room,” she gently sings against lo-fi beats and tender strings.

It’s a beautiful return and a gentle reminder that we’re not alone through these trying times.

Check out the track and its stunning video directed by Molly Burdett.