King Tuff (a.k.a. Kyle Thomas) has been relatively silent since putting listeners under his Black Moon Spell back in 2014. Now, he’s returned with his first new song in four years.
Titled “The Other,” the track comes accompanied by a video which you can find the player below. Thomas said the Cameron Dutra-directed clip “is like the song itself — representing the uphill climb creativity.”
Thomas also shared the following statement about “The Other” and the inspiration behind it:
It’s a song about hitting rock bottom. I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge-this feeling-like there was this possibility something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from. It’s the hidden world. It’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover-the sort voice I had to follow-to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.
Watch King Tuff perform “Wild Desire” on Exclaim! TV here.