“A lot of my prior press coverage was as a masked, elusive character,” SBTRKT’s Aaron Jerome remarked in a statement. “My storyline became attached to the mask. A lot has been projected onto or written for me, diluting what I actually created and then, that being attributed to others around me.”
“There were many aspects to the music business which sat opposed to this and I realised it was time to re-evaluate who I worked with or what I was wanting to achieve or create,” he continued. “The point was that I was resetting. I’ve never felt comfortable having to chase the herd. I have always followed my own instinct and independence in what I’m creating and how and where to release music.”
The Rat Road, SBTRKT’s first new LP in seven years, is out on May 5.