King Creosote has shared two new songs, 'Susie Mullen' and 'Walter de la Nightmare'.
The much lauded Fife alt-folk troubadour has been strangely silent of late, eschewing new material and keeping a low profile.
All that ends with a new two sided single, featuring two blasts of new material - his first since 2016.
Online now, both are uniquely beautiful, and it is wonderful to be able to bask in that inimitable voice again.
Available digitally, a seven inch vinyl pressing will be released on November 27th.
Says King Creosote...
“To find the source of inspiration for the music of ‘Susie Mullen’ you need only squeeze the belly of a souvenir camel toy from Egypt to unleash a rather urgent and tinny sounding nursery rhyme in Arabic, jam along in the key of Bb. A Crail live audience in 2017 heard the debut collaboration between KC and camel.”
The artwork is tied to the lyrics of 'Susie Mullen', he adds: “With the luxury of hindsight, missed opportunities in the St. Andrews Woollen Mill workplace of yesteryear have become today’s befuddled and rather embarrassing memories.”
Discussing 'Walter de la Nightmare', he comments...
“The lyrics reference a song by Billy Pilgrim RIP from Fence Sampler #3 in which Walter de la Mare recounts a lightning strike on a large old tree. Nota bene, I am fully aware that ‘lymph nodes’ and ‘emphatic’ do not conflate to ‘node lymphatic’, but it sounds good to my ear, and it provides a much-needed rhyme. Both Susie and Walter have taken over two decades to make their pilgrimage from Egypt to Ullapool.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Calum Gordon
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