Archy Marshall in his capacity as Edgar the Beatmaker
English rapper Jadasea has reunited with King Krule’s Archy Marshall – who’s operating under his Edgar the Beatmaker moniker – for a new song, ‘Half-life’.
The woozy, lo-fi track, which features vocals and production by Marshall, arrived last Friday (September 20) with a video directed by Liz Johnson Artur. The song is part of an EP, which Jadasea promised on Instagram “drops very soon”. Watch it below:
This is not the duo’s first collaboration: Marshall produced Jadasea’s 2013 song ‘I Can See’ and his 2015 track ‘Sharknado’. As Pitchfork notes, they were both members of the group Sub Luna City, which released a 2014 album ‘City Rivims Mk 1’.
In June, Marshall teased new music on Instagram by posting a photo of himself and his guitar in a studio in Manchester. “Nxt rcrds comin,” he wrote in the caption. Marshall’s last album was King Krule was 2017’s ‘The Ooz’, which NME praised in a four-star review as “a looping, dense, all-encompassing experience where anger and tenderness bang heads throughout”.