Our new column delves into musicians' HTML attics, searching to see what remains of their earliest forays online. Sometimes there's astonishing early material that has only been heard by a handful of people. Sometimes it's just them being a dick in the comments section of Gawker. Whatever happens though, The Internet is Written in Ink.
Last night, after what seemed like the longest wait for a really delayed flight to paradise, King Krule put out a new track from his debut album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. It’s called “Easy Easy”, and you can listen to it above.
But, while the rest of the blogging world circle-jerked around sharing a link for what they thought was the newest material from Archy Marshall in almost a year, he’s been slowly putting out a slew of creative works under various monikers for several years now.
Let’s take a look.
Lankslacks & Ragfoot freestyle
A lot of artists like to spew media-centric statements about them “doing their own thing” and “if anyone else likes it then that’s just a bonus”. But, the majority of them are also hollowed out instagram filtered souls who like to perpetuate the image of creativity, while molding their soundscapes around someone else and making their money off PA performances at a chain of Lava/Ignite nightclubs across the country. Essentially, King Krule is a master of creativity, adapt at being able to spit over Paul Desmon’s “Nuages” one second, and strumming jazz chords through the streets of Paris the next.
"Watch Over Me" - Zoo Kid & Rago
There’s a line in King Krule’s “Noose of Jah City” that goes “suffocated in concrete / it took a hold of me / put me on repeat”. Which, if I were a PR, would be the first thing I’d be putting on my press release. Because, in the same way that Dizzee Rascal et al. so perfectly captured the sound of growing up in Bow, Archy taps into the other end of the metropolis, assimilating the sounds of predominantly suburban teens, concreted into their home with nothing to do but get stoned and surf YouTube. It sounds bleak. But then again, I guess that’s life when you’re bumping the train from Dulwich to London Bridge on a daily basis.
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