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King Krule announces live album You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down

It’s out on September 10.

August 25, 2021
King Krule announces live album <i>You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down</i> King Krule. Photo by Reuben Bastienne-Lewis.  

Like many people, King Krule had some plans waylaid by the global pandemic last year. In the English singer-songwriter's case, it was a tour behind his album Man Alive!, though he was able to perform a few shows in Europe before lockdown. Those gigs were recorded and collected into a live album called You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down, out September 10.

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At 17 tracks long, the project's tracklist will feature songs from Krule's recent album as well as career-making tunes like "Baby Blue" and "Out Getting Ribs." Below is Krule's reflective statement on the album:

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"Once spilt into the cheap 4 tracks and pirate software, now collosos energy redeemed into small diaphragms. Sat on toilets imagining the moment other animals would sing the very vibrations back to them. Climbing a ladder of fulfilment, that fullfills neither need or want, but in ascent maybe the organised grouping of heartbeats pounding into the universe for an hour and a half would not be better spent.

I felt comfortable for once, young and uncomfortable with a tunnel of anxiety to walk through."

The live project's announcement comes with the fearsome performance of the Man Alive! highlight "Stoned Again" which retains the original's skronky saxophone and moshed-up anxious energy. Watch it below:

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King Krule announces live album You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down