6/23/2020

The Streets Release Third Single "Falling Down" Featuring Hak Baker

THE STREETS SHARE NEW TRACK
FALLING DOWN” FT. HAK BAKER
 
TAKEN FROM THE MIXTAPE 
NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF THIS LIFE ALIVE
FEATURING IDLES, TAME IMPALA, MS BANKS + MANY MORE
OUT JULY 10 ON ISLAND RECORDS
 
+ CONFIRMED FOR RUN OF LIVE-FROM-THE DRIVE-IN SHOWS IN THE UK

Today, Mike Skinner has shared a brand new taster from his forthcoming mixtape; a collaboration with rising East London songwriter Hak Baker called “Falling Down,” available as an instant gratification track when you pre-order a download of the record. The release comes hot on the heels of current single “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him” ft. Donae'o & Greentea Peng', both will of course feature on None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive (out July 10th on Island Records).
In line with this news, The Streets have also been announced as one of acts poised to perform a run of UK headline shows “Live From The Drive-In.” Mike and his band will take to the stage for a full concert production at 12 locations throughout July and August, where audiences will be able to experience the show from the safety and comfort of their designated area accessed via their vehicle. Tickets will be extremely limited, but fans will be able to gain pre-sale access when they pre-order the mixtape before 12pm, June 23rd. More info here.
The original plan had been to release a TONGA album (the balloon filled rap, grime and dubstep party by Mike and Murkage Dave, which had been a series of shoobs to remember). But as night moved to day, and day moved along to night, it… just didn’t happen. Instead, a new mixtape None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive steps up to take its place. Recorded between work on the accompanying film to The Streets new album, it is the unpredictable sonic continuation of those parties. To date Skinner has shared “Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better” (ft. Tame Impala) to world-wide critical acclaim and the more recent “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him” which was also written about far and wide including Rolling Stone who described the video as a “disjointed, green screen-assisted trek around the neighborhood...the aesthetic bears a distinctly choppy and collage-like feel. Adding to the immediacy of the clip, the Streets peppers the video with references to recent Black Lives Matter protests and various internet memes.”
 
 
“‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’ showcases Mike Skinner’s skilled wordplay." - Paste Magazine on “Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better” ft. Tame Impala
 
"Kevin Parker and The Streets’ Mike Skinner are getting through the isolation by calling loved ones. With washed-out synths and poignant backbeat, Parker sings of the anxiety that can be attached to facing a phone call." - UPROXX on “Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better” ft. Tame Impala
 
"the track featuring Donae’o and Greentea Peng was meant for groovy dance parties everywhere." Consequence of Sound on “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him”
 
Taking in UK Funky and twilight zone UK rap, and with guest spots ranging from Grammy nominated psychedelia sovereign Tame Impala to cult south London rapper Jesse James Solomon, as well as 2019's key-fiend-friendly drum’n’bass collab with Chris LorenzoNone Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive is the most eclectic and highly collaborative collection of songs from The Streets yet. Or as Mike puts it with characteristic distinction: "it’s really just a rap duets album.” 
 
The inclusion of Mercury Prize nominated punk group IDLES (who perform what Mike describes as a sea-shanty tinged track inspired by an overnight ferry to Dover) and teenage wünderkind Jimothy Lacoste help ground things firmly in the here and now. But there are familiar faces of the past too. Birmingham legend, Dapz On The Map, pops up on merky rap track “Phone Is Always In My Hand.” While Rob Harvey, previously of The Music and Skinner collaboration The D.O.T, tunes into pensieve penultimate track “Conspiracy Theory Freestyle.” Full track listing and featured artists detailed below:
 
1. Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better (ft. Tame Impala)
2. None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive (ft. IDLES)
3. I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him (ft. Donae’o and Greentea Peng)
4. You Can't Afford Me (ft. Ms Banks)
I Know Something You Did (ft. Jesse James Solomon)
6. Eskimo Ice (ft. Kasien)
7. Phone Is Always In My Hand (ft. Dapz on the Map)
8. The Poison I Take Hoping You Will Suffer (ft. Oscar #Worldpeace)
9. Same Direction (ft. Jimothy Lacoste)
10. Falling Down (ft. Hak Baker)
11. Conspiracy Theory Freestyle (ft. Rob Harvey)
12. Take Me As I Am (with Chris Lorenzo)
 
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive will be released via Island on July 10th and is available for pre-order here.
Mixtape Art HERE
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive - mixtape out July 10th - pre-order
“Call My Phone Thinking I'm Doing Nothing Better” ft. Tame Impala - single out now
“Where The F*&k Did April Go” - b-side single out now
“I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him” ft. Donae'o & Greentea Peng - single out now
“Falling Down” ft. Hak Baker - instant grat track out now

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