The song was cut from his new album The Ooz
Archy Marshall’s new album, The Ooz, is out today (13 October). To mark the release of his highly anticipated third studio album, he took over Beats 1 for a one-hour special yesterday (12 October), during which he played the unreleased cut Swan Lake.
“It’s a strange bassline. Melty. Washed out, crooning. I like the lyrics of it,” he said from his home in South London. “The record was too long, it was getting to an hour and a half so I had to refine it a little but maybe I’ll release it sometime.”
He added, “It’s a shame it wasn’t on the record, but I guess I’ve got all the time in the world to get it out there.”
During the show, he played tracks that influenced the new record from The Stranglers, Show Me The Body, John Lennon, The Lounge Lizards and more. He also played the song Fraternize from Uh Oh Chongo, a band which his mother and uncle were members of.
The Ooz follows up from 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, issued under the alias King Krule. His last full length, released under his birth name, was 2015’s A New Place To Drown. So far, he’s shared visuals for the tracks Half Man Half Shark, Dum Surfer, and Czech One from The Ooz.
Listen to King Krule’s takeover here. Swan Lake begins around the 44:30 mark.
Read Crack’s review of The Ooz.