‘Blue Marbled Elm Trees’ by King Creosote is utterly hypnotic. Layers of swirling sounds rise up to the cosmos in an epic sweep of song; moving, stirring, adventurous, leaving us spellbound. Beginning dreamily, the song grows until it becomes a hymn for love and life, death and the universal. The words stream by, profound reflections on a great scale. Despite reflecting on death, the words energise the spirit and are strangely uplifting: “I had the best time laughing with my girls // I had the best life offered up // By this blue marble or any alien world.”
The artful video, directed by Reuben Sutherland, is as beautiful to watch as the music is captivating to listen to, with stunning images of paintings appearing alongside fantastical alien worlds. ‘Blue Marbled Elm Trees’ is taken from King Creosote’s forthcoming album, ‘I DES’, due for release on 3rd November. Kenny Anderson, AKA King Creosote, is remarkably prolific, having released over 100a huge number of albums over the last couple of decades. Here, he is still pushing boundaries and being inventive. King Creosote will take these new songs on the road this autumn – check out the dates here. In the meantime, listen to this on repeat.