In the video for his jazzed-out, Streets-quoting Cockney shuffle “Rock Bottom,” the enigmatic young singer-songwriter King Krule finds himself confronted by bizarre, inexplicable forces that want to hurt him, including a middle-aged man and a dog in an underground walkway and a lady with a cactus for a face. It’s a trippy dark-night-of-the-soul thing. But the strongest parts of the video are the ones where Krule is just wandering around a desolate industrial seaside landscape, radiating dead-end-kid charisma. Paraic & Michael Morrissey direct; watch it below.
The “Rock Bottom” b/w “Octopus” single is out now on Rinse.