Thursday, 1 March 2018

King Tuff - Raindrop Blue

As King Tuff prepares the release of his forthcoming album, The Other, out April 13th via Sub Pop, he unveils his latest single Raindrop Blue. A track that centres around the sheer love and admiration for his trusty prized Subaru Brat, a car that had a significant impact on the album's title track, it serves as a jazzy ode to dreams coming true. "I wrote "The Other" in October 2016. At the time it was a fictional story about losing myself and the quest to find the creative spirit again" explains Kyle Thomas. "I imagined myself driving around in a 1982 blue Subaru Brat, which has been my dream car ever since I was a little kid. I would see them driving around my hometown, Brattleboro, Vermont, and I thought the name Brat had something to do with the town itself. It always seemed like the unicorn of cars; you'd only catch a glimpse of one when you weren't looking. So I was driving this car around in my song cuz you can do whatever you want inside a song".

Continuing... "A year and a half later and the album was done. I sent it to my good friend Em so she could take a listen. She's been in school studying dreams and alchemy, and we talked about the dark side of the moon, the flip side of the mirror, the unknowable Other and things in the lyrics which were oddly in line with her studies. She's always had the most poetically surreal dreams as long as I've known her, full of symbols and strange beauty, like she's tapped into some kinda psychic conduit. She was in Vermont but her dreams had been telling her to go to New Mexico. She needed transportation for when she got there, so she was hunting around on Craigslist to find some dusty old high-desert gem she could zoom around in. The first car that popped up: "1982 Blue Subaru Brat in Albuquerque." The exact car from my song. She sent me the ad. I immediately booked a flight out there, bought the car, and drove her back to LA in a blaze of romantic glory. The lyrics in the song had somehow come true".

Take a listen below.


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