The Streets Announce Album And film
Mike Skinner AKA: The Streets announces, his new album The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light and debut Feature Film of the same name. The LP will arrive via 679 Recordings/Warner Music on October 20th. To accompany the announcement, The Streets shared “Troubled Waters.” In support of the album Skinner will also embark on a headline UK tour beginning on October 26th in Nottingham.
“It has been seven long years working on this film and album. 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 Streets
“The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light” album is a classic Streets album – filled with Skinner’s trademark lyrical wizardry and beats honed over a decade of building his other career as a legitimate bass/rap DJ in clubs – all songs written by Skinner but featuring vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Trail and Robert Harvey, as well as a track featuring Teef. The songs on the album soundtrack the film and also play the role of narrator of the film at times – and whilst neither the album or film exist without each other – both can be enjoyed separately.
“The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light” film is a tripped out noir murder mystery based in Londons’ clubland. Skinner has written, directed, shot, edited, scored, funded, and even created his own special effects on the film, shooting at a number of different locations in 2022 across the UK. The film will initially be screened on dates to be announced at Everyman Cinemas throughout the UK, and later globally.
The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
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
Pre-order The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light by The Streets HERE
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