South-east London artist King Krule will release his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon on Friday 23rd August via XL Recordings / Remote Control.
Listen to first single “Easy, Easy’ below:
As King Krule, 18 year old singer/ producer/ songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past few years.
Now comes 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his first full-length on XL Recordings, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall’s vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall’s passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years.
From the opening clarion call of ‘Easy, Easy’ it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, under the watchful eye of producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages, How To Dress Well) open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.
6 Feet Beneath the Moon – released, incidentally on August Friday 23rd, the day before Marshall’s 19th birthday – is the sound of a young man growing up and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, an unsparing dissection of the social decay that has begun to set in around him – and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.
6 Feet Beneath The Moon track listing
1. Easy Easy
2. Border Line
3. Has This Hit?
4. Foreign 2
6. Baby Blue
8. A Lizard State
9. Will I Come
10. Ocean Bed
11. Neptune Estate
12. The Krockadile
13. Out Getting Ribs
14. Bathed in Grey
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon is out Friday August 23rd via XL Recordings / Remote Control