King Krule has released a music video for his new song "Dum Surfer," the second single from his upcoming LP The OOZ, which is slated for release on October 13. Check out out the clip above, courtesy of the artist's YouTube channel.
Scratchy and uncharacteristically upbeat, the tune is an unruly amalgamation of muffled drums, resonant saxophone phrases, electronic effects, and Archy Marshall's fidgety vocals. Directed by Brother Willis, the glitchy film depicts a moribund Marshall performing in a tacky venue for a group of unresponsive attendees, creating a rather disturbing viewing experience.
The OOZ, which is a reference to "...earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis," is at once a work of self-reflection and an observational diagnosis tailored to operate on a broader scale. A statement on the Matador Records website further details Marshall's message:
Drifting and seeping through the cracks of South London like the album title, King Krule casts an unflinching eye over his kingdom, transforming his observations of all the disorientation and heartbreak of his youth into piercing narratives and poetry that are both startlingly honest and brutally beautiful. With The OOZ, Marshall finally takes the crown as poet laureate for the dazed and confused generation, painting a bleak and sometimes harrowing picture of a rapidly splintering city.
...wrenching themes of self-annihilation and fraying relationships seem inextricably linked in Marshall’s eyes – once you lose yourself to someone else, you inevitably wind up losing yourself completely when they leave – and recur in other tracks.
King Krule recently announced Fall 2017 tour dates. For concert tickets and more, check out King Krule's Zumic artist page.