Now Watching: King Krule – '(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Photo by Charlotte Patmore

Archy Marshall aka King Krule has announced huge news that he will be releasing his highly anticipated album Man Alive! on February 21st, which will be his third studio album. Until it's time to savour the album in its entirety next month, he has served up a preview of what's to come with '(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On' — the release of the single has also been accompanied by a music video that was directed by Marshall.

Marshall's love of cinema saw him draw influence from Carl Theodor Dreyer's masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc. The video sees him tied to a burning stake, which is slowly revealed as the song progresses. The stirring single is also home to moving and gut-wrenching lyrics, such as "I keep telling those / Expelling those / Negative holes to go away / But it seems to grip / More everyday / Walls get taller Self-medicate / "And how did you get this low?" / That's what the illness spoke / For every word they had to say / Better off just leaving me this way / Better off just to leave it."

Watch '(Don't Let The Dragon) Draag On' by King Krule below.

Written by Kristy Smolcic 

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