John Murry releases his new single ‘When God Walks In’ on 29th June 2018 on TV Records.
‘When God Walks In’ is an imperious, shuffling melancholic ode, we have the video premiere watch it above. For the video, John took natural DMT (Toad) from the glands of a toad that Octavio collected in the Mexican desert.
Here is a little VICE doc on Octavio and Toad. It claims people have intense spiritual experience on it – sort of rebirthing. You experience the oneness of the universe and the interconnectivity of it all.
John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Franciso led to heroin and heroin led to a near-fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialized in his song Little Colored Balloons.
Released in 2017, A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.
June will also see John play the following UK dates:
Wed 20 June: Manchester, Gullivers TICKETS
Thurs 21 June: Corby, The White Heart TICKETS
Fri 22 June: The Railway Winchester
Sun 24 June: Chester, St Mary’s A Creative Space TICKETS
Tues 26 June: London, The Lexington TICKETS