To Kill A King are back with another new single as they continue to build anticipation ahead of their third album.
The London-twinned-Leeds band revealed their second single last week, with a video to go with it for the sentimental track, ‘The Good Old Days‘.
The details of album number three are vague but with the release of ‘The Problem of Evil‘ and now ‘The Good Old Days‘, the hunger is temporarily satisfied as we await more details. To Kill A King are expected to release the follow-up to their 2015 self-titled record some time this autumn.
With a similar intensity of The National and the quirkiness of The Maccabees, matched with vocals as powerful as Hozier’s, To Kill A King’s it’s good to see the band return.
New single, ‘The Good Old Days‘ is a heart-wrenching track looking back on better times that are no longer around. Layered with synthesisers and an intense beat, along with zany sounds throughout. Ralph Pelleymounter’s powerful vocals really pushes the emotion of the track as he sings about the realisation of a good thing but after it’s passed; “There’s a golden beam across their face, but you never stop to appreciate it…“. The song culminates with an explosion of sound, as the chorus returns more powerful than before. With the powerful beat piercing and then the whirring guitars completing the harrowing feeling the song provides.
The sentiment of the powerful song is captured in the video, produced by The Animation Guys. It appears that the protagonist, who’s a caterpillar by the way, is having flashbacks of “the good old days” with his partner. He’s then eventually taken away from the girl as he goes into a cocoon. When he emerges as a butterfly and begins to search for her, he realises that she’s moved on.
A stunning video where The Animation Guys have provided a story befitting to the song. Ending quite perfectly when the antagonist is approached by an elderly man in a fox mask; “can I ask you something? Are you on drugs or something?” Given the surreal visuals in the video, it’s a fair question.