Written after a whirlwind year, and during an increasingly isolated period of his life, King Godzilla, taken from his debut album due later this year, sees Beale exploring the idea of identity, both creatively and personally.
Self-produced and engineered by Katie May from Real World Studios, King Godzilla pulls you in immediately with a seductive mix of dream-pop, funk and psychedelia that engulfs you in rich sonic textures, funk-heavy guitar lines and serene vocal melodies with energetic splashes of disco strings thrown in for good measure.
Speaking about the single, Beale says: “King Godzilla is a track that explores identity. For a while, I was really interested in this idea of ‘finding ourselves’. As an artist, I’ve spent a lot of my life exploring who I am as a songwriter and a person, but due to our own interpretation of ourselves and each other, largely influenced by our upbringing, conditioning and our own egos, it’s so easy to have this picture of ourselves clouded and morphed, for better or for worse.
I suppose I’ve landed on the idea that all we have to do in order to find ourselves is to just be and let others be and to try and remain as present and as honest with ourselves as we can. So the less we try, and the more we just allow ourselves to live day by day without carrying around judgement or attachment to the way we think we should be, or others should be, the closer we become to acceptance and this idea of being at peace or free in our own bodies and minds.
The chorus of the song expresses that it’s never too late to get on the right track, whatever the hell that means for each of us!”