LISTEN: London Alt-Poppers The King’s Parade Roll Out Majestic Folk Via “Wait”

One night in prison, three months on a Hawaiian ship, four EPs, and several European tours later, London-based alt-pop outfit The King’s Parade has finally announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Waves. Flitting seamlessly between atmospheric indie rock, retro soul and blues, beautifully crafted ballads, and infectious pop songs, the flexible four-piece are hard to pin down sonically.

Check out the soulful and vulnerable new single “Wait” (below) from The King’s Parade. A stripped-down R&B number set to an acoustic guitar and subtle harmonies, “Wait” hinges on concentrated and on point lead vocal delivery courtesy of lead singer Olly Corpe. Not only does Corpe boast grand vocal musings, but he croons with a poignant lyrical incite that melds the ethereal folk worlds of Bon Iver, Vance Joy, and Elbow.

“‘Wait’ was inspired by the memoirs that my grandad wrote during his time in the war. He called them his exorcism. I read through them and tried to put myself in his state of mind but found myself unable to fathom some of the feelings he must have been going through. His words painted a picture of a never-ending fight that I felt I had to write about. The song is about wanting the ‘wait’ to end. I tried to tell the story of the person living in that moment, watching the seconds past and the world fall apart around them.”

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