KING 810 have released ‘Alpha & Omega’, second gripping track from their forthcoming album, ‘la petite mort or a conversation with god’. ‘Alpha & Omega”s official music video was conceptualized and directed by KING 810 frontman David Gunn and was shot in an abandoned church in Detroit, MI. Watch the video here:
‘la petite mort or a conversation with god’ is KING 810’s follow up to their provocative debut, ‘Memoirs of a Murderer’ and is set to arrive on September 16th (see album art attached). The album is available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon and in physical bundles at www.KING810.com. All digital pre-orders receive an instant download of the album’s first single, “i ain’t goin back again’ with ‘Alpha & Omega’ arriving as an instant grat track tomorrow, Thursday 25th August.
David Gunn released his thoughts on ‘la petite mort or a conversation with god’ in a recent episode of the band’s KING TV series posted to their official YouTube channel and below:
Produced by Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilbrow and KING 810 and recorded in Bay City, Michigan, ‘la petite mort or a conversation with god’ finds KING 810 taking listeners deep into the dark heart of Flint. Far from a re-tread of their acclaimed debut, ‘la petite mort…’ – translating to ‘the little death’ – is an inspired, holistic body of work that marks a profound evolutionary leap for the restless, driven souls of KING 810. The title itself is a reference to the duel themes of the records: the real life violence and despair of Flint that fuels frontman David Gunn’s narrative and secondly, the steady desensitization and terminal closing down of the human spirit experienced when confronted with those real life conditions. Entwined around that conceptual core is an omnipresent haze of dark sexuality and desperation that provides ‘la petite mort….’ with some of its most unnerving moments.
As the album takes listeners on a journey to enlightenment via Gunn’s self-reflection, it continually builds upon a diverse musical palette showcasing dark ambient electronica (‘Wolves Run Together’), street-level poetry (‘War Time’, Feat. Trick Trick) and grand string arrangements (‘Black Swan’).
Earlier this year, KING 810 took action as a pillar of their local Flint community contributing new music to aid the water crisis situation devastating their hometown. The band released two new tracks: ‘We Gotta Help Ourselves,’ a song supported by a partnership with local Flint outlet Savage Village, who created a T-shirt design and ‘crow’s feet,’ which was featured on ‘Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief’, a charity compilation. The proceeds from both projects go to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s ‘Flint Child Health & Development Fund.’ For more info on the fund, go to www.flintkids.org.