Unless you were unaware, the new album Man Alive! from King Krule is out tomorrow. The expansive amount of fan fare around it is extraordinary, and it should broaden his already impressive fan base as well. With that he’s dropped a new single and video for “Cellular,” and it gives some snap to his intriguing sound.
While the animated video created by Jamie Wolfe is a trip, the song itself is no slouch. Employing a snappier stride and stark vocals, there’s a brooding nature without being domineering. The lo-fi and hip hop graces here are on another level while the track feels like a space trip on a budget. Krule utiles multiple methods of instrumentation here that set him apart from many without freaking anyone out in the process.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. Man Alive! can be preordered directly from Matador Records. King Krule will be on tour beginning tomorrow in Bristol, UK at SWX until September 03 in Sixpenney Handley for End of the Road Festival. His complete tour dates are located here.
Image Credits: Photo by Charlotte Patmore.