It feels like every day there's an increasing number of things to get bummed out about on both a personal and global scale. Sometimes, though, you have to take a step back and realize that although the world can pretty much seem like shit from time to time, there are still plenty of things to be positive about and To Kill a King are here to remind us of that with their 'World of Joy (a list of things to do)' video.

It's the latest single from their new album (out now on Xtra Mile Recordings) and its video mirrors the song's feel-good vibes thanks to the help they got from a bunch of their friends. The sing-along, webchat style clip is way too much fun and has cameos from each of the band members, former bandmates Ian, Jon, and John, Bastille, Skinny Lister, Fitz Violet Skies, Edith Violet, Little White Things, Keston Cobblers Club, Oxygen Thief, Waylayers and their Play All The Things host, Joshua Idehen (also of Benin City & Hugh) - not a bad list of names!

To Kill a King's frontman Ralph Pelleymounter gave us a bit of insight to the video and track:

What's the inspiration/idea behind the track? There was a real push throughout the album to try and be more optimistic and this track as the name would imply is probably furthest we went with this. As the name would also imply the track actually did start off as a list of things to do. The track doesn't try and deny that the world can be a hard and cruel place, but just tries to focus on the beauty in it too. I guess if there was a message it would be that of compassion.

Is there any particular time or place in the universe where it'd sound best? haha, in the Universe, Well I've always suspected it's sound great on the moon. No, I mean I suppose I love live music and think a lot of our tunes work best live, it all becomes a bit more of a conversation between the band and the listener that way. SO I guess the best way to listen to it would be watching us perform live on the moon.

How do you hope or imagine people will react to it? I hope positively, God knows since the Tories got voted in there has been enough to get down about, I hope this brings a little sunshine and acts as a reminder that we can make this world a little a more palatable place by remembering that those around us our pretty much the same as us.

Watch the 'World of Joy' video below, and check out their tour dates after that - they're playing Latitude Festival this weekend, so make sure to catch their set if you're headed out there!

  • Tour Dates:
  • July 17th Latitude (headlining Lake Stage)
  • July 18th Splendour Festival, Nottingham
  • Sept 13th Bestival (Invaders Of The Future Stage)
  • October 10th Hackney Wonderland

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