King Krule marks his return with a swoony new single, Czech One
The English rapper and singer teases his upcoming project with a new single, and details his time in the studio with Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt.
After much speculation, cryptic messages, teasing fans with posters and the “are we, we aren’t” question of just when are getting a new album from King Krule, it appears the first step to follow up to King Krule’s 2013 record 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is in full swing with Marshall having today dropped a new single titled Czech One. This isn’t the first time we have heard from the creative genius this year, having heard him on the Mount Kimbie collaboration Blue Train Lines. However, Czech One marks is his first piece of solo material since his much buzzed about 2013 record as King Krule, and his 2015 record A New Place 2 Drown which was released under his birth name. Woven through keys that scream late night slow dancing, an alluring saxophone number and Marshall’s mellow vocal, Czech One is marvellous return from King Krule.
This isn’t the first piece of news surrounding King Krule (Archy Marshall) that has come to ground this week, with news he has worked with both Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt. Having produced the beat under his alias Edgar The Beatmaker, Marshal worked on Earl Sweatshirt’s Death Whistles during an extended stay from Sweatshirt at Marshall’s London apartment. “Earl lived in my house (in London) for four weeks. Where they made Death Whistles, it was probably like 5 in the morning. And we made this beat, (which) basically came out of the fact that he was like, ‘This beat’s trash.’ And he slowed it down, super. And he was like, ‘This is some good shit.’ [laughs] I was like, ‘Aight.’”
During an interview with BBC Radio 1, Marshall also mentions that following his 2013 record 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, he was brought on to collaborate with Frank Ocean. “Frank was at my house, yeah,” Marshall said. “His work rate’s crazy; he creates album after album. I don’t know what goes through his head. He’s a different kind of cat. He came down and he wanted me to do something for his record, but I don’t think he liked it.”
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