Rumors have swirled ever since the 2012 release of Channel Orange that Frank Ocean was in the studio with King Krule, a potential collaboration that sounded too good to be true. Well, bad news; it was too good to be true. In quotes unveiled from an upcoming interview with Pitchfork, Krule (alias Archy Marshall) revealed that he and Ocean’s work sessions weren’t that great.
“Frank was at my house, yeah,” says Marshall, “His work rate’s crazy; he creates album after album. I don’t know what goes through his head. He’s a different kind of cat. He came down and he wanted me to do something for his record, but I don’t think he liked it.” Ouch.
He also revealed a few insights on creating “Death Whistles,” his track from last year made for Earl Sweatshirt. He said the following: “[Earl] lived in my house [in London] for four weeks. It was probably like 5 in the morning. And we made this beat, [which] basically came out of the fact that he was like, ‘This beat’s trash.’ And he slowed it down, super. And he was like, ‘This is some good shit.’ I was like, ‘Aight.’”
Marshall most recently released music under his King Krule moniker back in April, sharing two new tracks. Stay tuned to see if another full-length is in the works.
Revisit the video for “Easy Easy” below.
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