Arlo Parks Showcases Intimate Single ‘Hope’ on ‘Corden’

Arlo Parks virtually stopped by The Late Late Show to perform her single “Hope” and to chat with host James Corden about her recent success.

The taped performance features Parks accompanied by her band as she gives an emotional rendition of “Hope,” which dropped earlier this year and appears on her recent debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams. Before showcasing the song, she spent a few minutes talking with Corden from her home in London.

“I’m still just living my normal life, but my career is kind of blossoming in this beautiful way,” Parks told Corden about whether she’s fully registered her recent successes, which include three Brit nominations. “It’s still very surreal to me.”

Last month, Parks performed her song “Black Dog,” while surrounded by sunflowers, on The Tonight Show. Parks also collaborated with Phoebe Bridgers on a cover of Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees,” performed for Phil Taggart’s Chillest Show on BBC Radio 1, and the pair dueted on Bridgers’ Punisher track “Kyoto.”

Parks will perform her first shows in the U.S. later this year, with dates in New York and Los Angeles.