Last week, we reported that our favourite sullen-faced, ginger-haired artist Archy Marshall AKA King Krule was releasing an album, film and book, with almost no warning whatsoever.
Today, those releases have arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited. The 12-track album, titled A New Place 2 Drown, is part of a wider project with his brother, Jack Marshall (who was involved in the artwork for Krule’s debut), and also includes a book full of poetry and art, as well as a short film from director Will Robson-Scott.
The four-minute film, which can be viewed above, begins with grainy footage of London while Marshall recites poetry. “I was raised in the dirt, so I couldn’t see where I was on earth, now it’s more than what I’m worth,” he says, while the camera pans across the smoky city sky.
The south London brothers’ mum can then be seen shaving Marshall’s hair and speaking about her sons, saying, “They grew up with a very strong love and a strong bond but juxtaposed characters, introvert and extrovert. They were the same coin really.”
The rest of the film follows the brothers as they speak about their lives, paint, play music and smoke joints.
Find out more about the project, which was released through Topsafe, here