King Krule returns with his dense, sprawling new album The OOZ. Watch the video to most recent single ‘Half Man Half Shark’ below!
Drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London like the album title, King Krule (Archy Marshall) transforms his observations of all the disorientation and heartbreak of his youth into piercing narratives and poetry that are both startlingly honest and brutally beautiful.
The OOZ as a title proves oddly fitting. There are references throughout about its physical manifestation, or as Marshall himself says, “about earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis”. But it works on a more figurative level too, also representing the unknown depths or horizons the solitary mind can travel to, whether it’s sinking into the deep sea or soaring through the night sky.
It may be messy, unwieldy, even unsightly, Marshall seems to say – but we need The OOZ in order to exist.
Stream / purchase The OOZ: https://kingkrule.lnk.to/theooz