The Streets are back with a new album and feature film. Titled ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’, it will arrive on 20th October.
It will be the first full-length The Streets album since ‘Computers and Blues’ in 2011.
“It has been seven long years working on this film and album,” Mike Skinner explains. “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’”
To accompany the announcement, The Streets have shared the first taster from the record with new track ‘Troubled Waters’. In support of the album, Mike Skinner will set off on a headline UK tour, starting on 26th October and culminating with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 16th November.
‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’, the film, is described as a tripped-out noir murder mystery based in London’s clubland. The film will initially be screened on dates to be announced at Everyman Cinemas throughout the UK, with more details to follow soon.
You can check out ‘Troubled Waters’ here: