Joining forces with indie darling Day Wave, Krooked Kings’ new single is a feat of artistic excellence. The band’s easy-going surf-rock influences diffuse into the track, making for a slightly sedative listen – which is juxtaposed by its anxiety-inducing subject matter. The track’s vocals lull and croon about the impending doom of the climate crisis, offering up a discordant lullaby about where our future is headed.
Krooked Kings found its humble beginnings in the DIY scene, putting on basement shows around their native Utah. Slowly but surely, they’ve been able to carve out a place for themselves in the indie-rock soundscape. Signing to LA-based label Nobody Gets It, Krooked Kings blazed onto the scene with their debut single “96 Subaru”, which was nothing less than a breakout hit. Amassing over three million streams on Spotify, the band added two supporting tours to their roster – adding more fuel to the already flaming fire. Incidentally, this incinerating imagery seems apt when discussing “Carbon Monoxide”, as the group wanted to explore “the impacts the climate crisis is having on youth’s culture and our mental health.”
With climate change making its way to the forefront of societal discourse, we applaud the use of music as a means to speak up and advocate for change. With an action-packed year on the horizon, you’d better keep your eyes and ears peeled for Krooked Kings; they’re here to stay.
Head below to listen to Krooked King’s new single “Carbon Monoxide”…