The Streets Announce New Album and Film ‘The Darker the Shadow, The Brighter the Light’

    Mike Skinner has announced the first album by the Streets since 2011’s Computers and Blues. It’s called The Darker the Shadow, The Brighter the Light, and it’s set to arrive on October 20. It will be accompanied by a feature film of the same name, which is described as “a tripped out noir murder mystery based in London’s clubland.” Check out the first single from the record, ‘Troubled Waters’, below.

    “It has been seven long years working on this film and album,” Skinner said in a press release. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and after dipping my toe in with some shorts and music videos, I felt I was ready. I tried to go the traditional route for a bit, but it’s always served me better to follow my instincts and just get on with it myself, so I’ve directed it, acted in it, edited, sound mixed, funded, produced it all as well as written it. The album doesn’t exist without it. Ultimately it’s all the fruits of a decade on the DJ circuit, watching people in clubs and back rooms, testing out beats and basslines to see what connected – and putting it all together into The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.”

    The Darker the Shadow, The Brighter the Light Cover Artwork:

    The Darker the Shadow, The Brighter the Light Tracklist:

    1. Too Much Yayo
    2. Money Isn’t Everything
    3. Walk Of Shame
    4. Something To Hide
    5. Shake Hands With Shadows
    6. Not A Good Idea
    7. Bright Sunny Day
    8. The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
    9. Funny Dream
    10. Gonna Hurt When This Is Over
    11. Kick The Can
    12. Each Day Gives
    13. Someone Else’s Tune
    14. Troubled Waters
    15. Good Old Daze

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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