KING KRULE WILL BRING NEW RECORD SPACE HEAVY TO FORUM KARLÍN
British musician, songwriter and producer Archy Marshall is releasing a new album in June under his alter ego known as King Krule. Space Heavy is King Krule’s fourth studio album and he embarks on a tour of the same name. The record will be presented on October 27 at Prague’s Forum Karlín. His last solo concert at the Roxy sold out in a few days, so we recommend not to hesitate too much in buying tickets.
Archy Marshall, aka King Krule, a British musician with Czech roots and middle name Ivan, knows how to surprise. For this year, he has prepared a new record for his fans and a tour to accompany it. The album, which will be released on June 9, brings listeners a single called Seaforth. And this is where King Krule surprises again. The first single from the new album was released along with a really beautiful video clip. The dreamy melody is complemented by shots that take place in Krule’s sleeping mind, so the viewer can follow the adventures of two golden retrievers. But actually why not. Non-traditional expression, procedures, melodies, lyrics and even an unexpected combination of melody and video, that’s King Krule.
Marshall’s speech is very mysterious and unique, he goes through different phases and genres in his work, he can work with indie-rock and post-punk, he knows how to use jazz fusion and he is not afraid of hip-hop, rap or electronic music. As King Krule, he then deals with inner feelings and intimate topics, which he conveys to the listeners in a lyrical form. Everyone can thus find themselves in one of his compositions, because nothing is clearly stated and each piece gives space to imagination and own interpretations, all you have to do is surrender to the melodies and strong moods of the individual tracks. There will be fifteen of them on the new record.
Space Heavy comes exactly ten years after Krule’s debut 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, which he released when he was just 19 years old. It’s supposed to be a record he created as an artist at the peak of his powers, bringing together everything he learned while working on previous albums to create a dynamic work that reveals new and new elements with each subsequent listen.
Space Heavy was created mainly during Marshall’s commute from London to Liverpool, during the years 2020 and 2022, when he was in both cities at the same time. It was the indeterminate space/interspace between his homes that fascinated Marshall, he felt that it was a space haunted by dreams of love, a space in which one begins to think about the loss of connection we have with people, even the loss of people.
Space Heavy wants and should be a space for both negative and positive things in equal measure, and the reward for those willing to go through both is said to be great. The album will be out on June 9th and according to initial information it will be an emotional rollercoaster, so come experience it and enjoy it on October 27th at Forum Karlín.