King Krule releases the second single from his upcoming third studio album MAN ALIVE! with the new music video for “Alone, Omen 3,” co-directed by close friend Jocelyn Anquetil and the artist himself, Archy Marshall.
The visual delves into themes of interconnectivity and loneliness, displaying unanswered phones ringing and multiple cut-scenes of strangers alone, awaiting a response from their mobile devices. The cinematography is accented with drab color-grading, scenes full of people staring somewhere off into the distance and the 25-year-old artist draped in an oversized pastel blue suit surrounded by only reflections of himself in an endless house of mirrors. The video ends with the protagonist strolling away on a beach at dusk, holding his newborn daughter and walking beside his partner.
“I felt like I had gotten out of a dark place, and I was on a high. I appreciated the depression, but I also liked how I felt better in the here and now,” Archy explained in a press release about the inspiration for his latest music video.
“Alone, Omen 3” first debuted back in November 2019 through King Krule’s ambitious 16-minute ‘Hey World!’ short film. The minimalist black and white visual for “(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On” music video followed back in January, revealing the singer-songwriter burning at the stake beneath a full moon.
“More and more,” he explains via a press release, “I’ve been put off by the intention of speaking about what’s going on in society as a black-and-white thing, or trying to get to the bottom of why we’re in this position. So the album is mostly made up of snapshots and observations. There are a lot of real-time-and-place moments, songs talking about walking through the park just over there and getting a head injury – then there are other tracks which are just simplicity, looking at one particular situation and reflecting on it as somehow being super-profound.”
Watch King Krule’s latest music video above and stay tuned for MAN ALIVE!, out February 21 via True Panther/Matador Records. King Krule will also embark on a European and North American tour starting at the top of March.
King Krule – Spring 2020 World Tour (Dates)
3 March – Brussels, A.B
4 March – Paris, L’Olympia
5 March – Amsterdam, Melkweg
7 March – Copenhagen, K.B Hallen
8 March – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19 March – Dublin, Olympia
21 March – Glasgow, Barrowland
22 March – Manchester, Albert Hall
24 March – London, O2 Academy Brixton
2 April – Dallas TX, House of Blues
3 April – Houston TX, White Oak Music Hall
4 April – Austin TX, Stubbs Waller Creek
7 April – Los Angeles CA, Hollywood Palladium
8 April – Oakland CA, Fox Theatre
10 April – Seattle WA, Showbox Sodo
11 April – Portland OR, Roseland Theatre
14 April – Minneapolis MN, First Avenue
15 April – Chicago IL, Riviera Theatre
17 April – Toronto ON, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
18 April – Montreal QC, Mtelus
19 April – Boston MA, House of Blues
21 April – Philadelphia PA, Union Transfer
22 April – Washington DC, 9.30 Club
24 April – Brooklyn NY, Kings Theatre