King Krule did an interview drunk, claimed Akon wrote the ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ theme

King Krule has given an interview whilst drunk, and claimed Akon wrote the Sonic The Hedgehog theme tune.

Speaking on Star Slinger’s Drunken Slinger Podcast, the ‘The OOZ’ singer-songwriter engaged in a typically meandering, thoughtful conversation – only this time, whilst drunk, as per the concept of the podcast. Listen back to it in full below.


Bizarrely, Krule – real name Archy Marshall – moves onto the topic of Akon at one point, claiming that he wrote the theme tune to Sonic The Hedgehog:

Archy Marshall: “I heard that he wrote Sonic’s theme tune”
Star Slinger: “Sonic?”
Archy Marshall: “Yes, the hedgehog.”

It seems he’s half-right, almost – Akon in fact remixed a track called ‘Sweet Sweet Sweet’ from Sonic The Hedgehog 2 for the 2006 reboot of the Sonic franchise, which was released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Listen back to that below.

In NME‘s four-star review of King Krule’s 2017 album ‘The OOZ’, we claimed the South London troubadour’s return “proves he’s the troubled voice of a generation”.

Dubbing ‘The OOZ’ “a blackened document of paranoia, relationship breakdown and more sleepless nights”, it’s Marchall’s unmistakable baritone which garnered the highest praise: “His vocals – guttural, electric and still the star of the show – seep from the cracks of songs sketched from jazz, punk, hip-hop, bossa nova and the ambient drift favoured by Dean Blunt and Frank Ocean.”