Last month, singer-songwriter David Robert King released a fantastic new single entitled the “Bad Thing.” Combining the low and husky vocal styling of Leonard Cohen song and the ominous orchestration of a Tom Waits track, “Bad Thing” is a haunting ballad that works perfectly as an ode darkness and anxiety associated 2017 and an embrace of the hope represented by 2018. “Bad Thing” is the first single from King’s forthcoming album Idaho, which is due out February 16.
Hailing from the Gem State, David Robert King got his break in the music industry when iconic folksinger Mary Gauthier caught one of his performances in Nashville, Tenn. Captivated by his emotionally harrowing songwriting and talent for crafting melodies, Gauthier brought King on as her new lead guitarist. In working with Gauthier, King got the opportunity to perform his music throughout the United States. Today, King has released two albums, 2009’s very good Take Me Home and 2011’s sublime Midnight in Gloryland.