First taster of new album
KING 810 are set to release their new album, ‘La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God’ via Roadrunner Records on 16th September.
Gunn also released his thoughts on KING 810’s new body of work in a recent video piece posted to the band’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoJOxoe-b0.
Produced by Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilbrow and KING 810 and recorded in Bay City, MI, ‘La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God’ is far from a retread of their acclaimed debut, ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’ – an album cycle that saw the band open for Slipknot and Korn in arenas across the US & Europe, take their music to Australia’s renowned Soundwave Festival and tour coast to coast in the US with rapper Tech N9ne. This new release, ‘La Petite Mort’ – translating to ‘The Little Death’ – is an inspired body of work that marks a profound evolutionary leap for the restless, driven souls of KING 810. The title is a reference to the dual themes of the record: Flint’s real life violence and despair which builds the basis of frontman David Gunn’s narrative and secondly, the steady desensitization and terminal shut down of the human spirit that is experienced under those conditions. Entwined around that conceptual core is an omnipresent haze of desperation and dark sexuality that provides the album with some of its most unnerving moments.
‘La Petite Mort’ delivers the grim reality of Flint, MI with songs like the ferocious ‘Alpha & Omega’ and the album’s powerful title track. As the collection takes listeners on a journey to enlightenment via Gunn’s self-reflection, it sonically runs a diverse musical spectrum, 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 (http://savagevillage.bigcartel.com/product/king-810-we-gotta-help-ourselves-t-shirt) and ‘crow’s feet,’ which was featured on ‘Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief’, a charity compilation (https://notsafetodrink.bandcamp.com/). 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.
2. Alpha & Omega
3. Give My People Back
5. Black Swan
6. The Trauma Model
7. La Petite Mort
8. I Ain’t Goin Back Again
9. War Time (Feat. Trick Trick)
10. Life’s Not Enough
11. Me & Maxine
12. Wolves Run Together
13. A Conversation with God