King Krule (aka British musician Archy Marshall) released a new album, The OOZ, in October 2017 via True Panther in the U.S. (and XL in the U.K.). (It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.) Now he has shared a video for “Cadet Limbo.” Charlotte Patmore directed the video, which is the second of a three-part collaboration with WeTransfer (the first was the “Biscuit Town” video shared in August). The video features Marshall and saxophonist Ignacio Salvadores in various hotels, casinos, and elsewhere in America. Watch it below.
Marshall had this to say about the video in a press release: “Galgo [Salvadores] came along in real life and influenced me to write more and more. So, the concept of the video became that he’s this important figure that I couldn’t quite get my hands on. Him behind me playing sax and then disappearing.”
Read our 2017 interview with King Krule on The OOZ.
Previously King Krule shared the jazzy “Czech One,” via its video in which he levitated off the ground and took a strange airplane flight (it was our #1 Song of the Week), and “Dum Surfer” via a video that featured Marshall and his band as zombies as they performed in a small venue (it was also our #1 Song of the Week). Then he shared a video for another song from the album, “Half Man Half Shark,” that consisted of blurry live footage captured on VHS, mixed with animation by Theo Chin. He also stopped by the BBC music show Later… with Jools Holland to perform “Dum Surfer.” And he did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music. Then he presented Live on the Moon, a 30-minute new video where Marshall and his backing band perform live on the moon. The OOZ was also nominated for The Mercury Prize, but lost to Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life.
The OOZ is the follow-up to 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (released under the King Krule name) and 2015’s A New Place 2 Drown (a collaborative project between Marshall and his brother Jack, released simply under the name Archy Marshall).