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.”