Morphine’ is the brooding debut track from 20-year-old artist and producer Krrum. Born in the close, sometimes-claustrophobic confines of The Dark Peak, he started writing songs at the age of thirteen, stumbling into his pseudonym whilst working at a butchers. Keen to broaden his horizons, Krrum moved to Leeds to study, where he also became engrossed in the aesthetic and beats of early-Gorillaz, the melancholic songwriting of Justin Vernon, and the eccentricity of Jai Paul. Among the early results, ‘Morphine’ is an introspective, gently pulsating cut of electro-soul which describes, he says, “struggling to let go of something, even if it’s causing you grief and you know you’d be better off without it.”
‘Morphine’ also suggesting a strong, visual aesthetic to come, Krrum’s debut EP will follow in early 2016.
You can check out Krrum’s first tune at his SoundCloud page.