Krrum has an origin story ripped straight out some gritty novella. Hailing from The Dark Peak (filled with bogs and mounds of aircraft wreckage), he worked at a butcher’s shop before moving to Leeds for school. There, he set about recording music, inspired in part by Justin Vernon and Gorillaz. So far, the 24-year-old has released one single, February’s kaleidoscopic ‘Evil Twin’. Today, Krrum returns with its follow-up in ‘Hard On You’.

Unlike its more trippy predecessor, ‘Hard On You’ is wildly personal, with Krrum describing it as “the realisation that you were the villain in a break-up. It’s also about giving up and letting go.” Even with all those layers of emotion, it’s a decidedly funky track, filled with dense percussion, twitchy synths, and bits of mangled horn samples. With his breathy croon, Krrum does a stellar job of making heartache sound almost sexy. (Almost). Listen in below.

Krrum is also set to make his live debut this summer, with a show at Leeds’ Headrow House on June 8th. More shows are set to be announced shortly.


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