Tricky is set to release new album 'False Idols' on May 28th.
One of the finest, most individual MCs to emerge from these Isles, Tricky's ever unpredictable path has just taken a new turn. The Bristol rapper has signalled his intentions to release a new album, with 'False Idols' set to be released on May 28th.
Continuing his independent streak, Tricky has confirmed that the new album will be released on the new False Idols imprint in association with !k7. Typically introspective, the rapper recently revealed that 'False Idols' is an attempt to re-focus.
“I was lost for ages,” he said. “I was trying to prove something to people, trying to do something to please other people and also myself at the same time, which is never going to work. To be honest with you, I’ve been floating around since Chris Blackwell and Island. My last two albums, I thought they were good, but I realize now they weren’t. This album is about me finding myself again.”
Continuing, Tricky compared the album to his classic debut LP. “Of all my records, the majority of people are into 'Maxinequaye'… That’s because it was a time and a place. Maxinquaye was a part of their life. Some people say it was the soundtrack to their youth. You can’t challenge that. But musically this is a better album" he said, before adding: “Of course I know that people might not agree with that.”
New track 'Nothing's Changed' features Francesca Belmonte – listen to it below.
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'False Idols' is set to be released on May 28th.