Ever since last year’s King Krule EP, I (and many, many others) have been scouring live videos and music blogs for any news of an upcoming full-length or any tracks to add to the six or seven I’ve been playing on repeat over the past year. And after nearly a year of waiting, I am happy to announce a BRAND NEW(!!!)… single. A 7-inch single. All that waiting for a damn A-side/B-side teaser. Hasn’t the release order always been something like 7-inch, EP, full-length? What gives, King Krule? How long must we wait?
At least this single, “Rock Bottom,” rules. This kid is just perfecting his weirdo freestyle take on that lounge sound. And when the drums kick in at the end as he borrows that “It’s the end of something I did not want to end…” lyric from that Streets song “Empty Cans,” it’s as heavy as when Mike Skinner sang it, only he capped off an entire concept album with it. King Krule here achieves the same heaviness in just over four minutes. I’ve gotta keep my eye on this one.
Check out “Rock Bottom” below and look for the single to be released September 24 on Rinse.