King Krule Dials Up Hitchcock Homage In ‘A Lizard State’ Video
King Krule sings soul music with unsettling drama, and in his new ‘A Lizard State’ video, the 18-year-old Londoner nabs a most appropriate celebrity guest: Alfred Hitchcock. The late filmmaker appears in the opening minute, and his intro — taken from an episode of his classic ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ TV series — prefaces a clip director Jamie-James Medina says was inspired by Hitch’s ‘Dial M for Murder.’
Thanks to trick photography that must have wowed viewers back in the ’50s, Hitchcock seems to defy gravity by walking on a wall. Krule — aka Archy Marshall — does likewise, performing the kooky, spooky track standing parallel to the floor.
“We loved the idea of Archy defying gravity and that being the setting for his performance,” Medina says in a press release. “But right up until shooting we didn’t know if we’d get permission to use the Hitchcock footage — to have him appear. Its such an honor that the Hitchcock estate gave us the opportunity.”
‘A Lizard State’ can be found on King Krule’s excellent debut album, ’6 Feet Beneath the Moon,’ released last year on True Panther/XL.