Three more prominent music festivals have been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Miami’s iii Points, originally scheduled to take place May 1st-2nd, has been moved to October 16th-17th. Fortunately, many of the festival’s original artists are still scheduled to play, including The Strokes, Robyn, Wu-Tang Clan, Caribou, Kaytranada, and Tycho. Meanwhile, acts like Chromatics, Peaches, and Rufus Du Sol have been added to the fold. All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new dates.
New Orleans’ Essence Festival will move from July 1st-5th to dates “closer to the fall.” In a statement, festival organizers said they are “moving forward with identifying and securing alternate dates and will be prepared to announce those shortly.” Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson had been previously announced to headline the festival.
Portugal’s NOS Primavera Sound, the sister festival to Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, will now take place September 3rd-5th, 2020. Tickets for the festival’s original weekend will be honored for the rescheduled dates. “As soon as the state of emergency decreed by the Government of Portugal and all its possible extensions are over, we will share more information and reactivate the ticket sales.” Today’s announcement made no mention of who will be playing at NOS Primavera Sound’s rescheduled dates.
King Krule has returned with another new song from his upcoming album, Man Alive!. The track, called “Alone, Omen 3”, is his reminder to fans that “you’re not alone.”
“Alone, Omen 3” is the second single we’ve heard from the English singer-songwriter’s new album following “(Don’t Let the Dragon) Draag On”. The record features 14 songs altogether, a handful of which were included in King Krule’s short film Hey World! from last year. Man Alive! is still set to come out on February 21st via Matador.
Unlike the jazzy minimalism of his last album, The Ooz, this track see King Krule’s Archy Marshall singing suavely in a deep register, ditching his sing-talking for a more straightforward approach. Behind him, the music opts for a lo-fi beat and a few wiggling guitar lines that drift in like background ambiance.
In the song’s music video, directed by Jocelyn Anquetil, King Krule and his friends can be seen walking around the city on a blustry day. It’s set in grays and blues which gives the whole clip a feeling of sadness. Watch it below.