The Streets Share New Single “Each Day Gives”
DJ Mike Skinner has returned with the third installment from the highly anticipated forthcoming album The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light, which is now set for release on October 13th. On the latest single “Each Day Gives,” life’s nuances are assessed and reimagined by cutting commentary from the perspective of an everyman. Skinner is currently touring UK Everyman Cinemas with his self-directed debut feature film The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.
Skinner shares “The way the album was written was very much with the film in mind. The songs weave around the scenes and the dialogue to give a bigger picture of what’s going on – sometimes really acting as the narrator. ‘Each Day Gives’ comes as the main characters are facing a dilemma and working out what to do after their plans go awry – the song talks about overcoming little (and big) adversities and waking up each morning and treating it as a fresh start – until the next dilemma kicks in!”
The music of The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light is inextricably linked to the dance floor, with tidal waves of bass, garage and house laced in, an experience akin to stumbling through different rooms of the club. Skinner, as always, is the keen eye tying his disparate world together, shining with his customary lyrical wizardry and eclectic production. The record is a classic Streets album – with 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 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 songs on the album soundtrack the film and also play the role of narrator of the film at times – and while neither the album or film exist without each other – both can be enjoyed separately. The film will initially be screened on Tuesday, September 19th at Everyman Plymouth, touring nationwide through to October 6th.
The album will also be supported by a full, headline The Streets tour across the United Kingdom, commencing in late October, with support from Hak Baker, Joy Anonymous and Master Peace.
Upcoming Live Dates
22nd Oct – Belfast @ The Telegraph Building
23rd Oct – Dublin @ 3Olympia Theatre
24th Oct – Dublin @ 3Olympia Theatre
26th Oct – Nottingham @ Rock City
27th Oct – Manchester @ O2 Victoria Warehouse
28th Oct – Sheffield @ O2 Academy
2nd Nov – Glasgow @ O2 Academy
3rd Nov – Newcastle @ O2 City Hall
4th Nov – Leeds @ O2 Academy
9th Nov – Liverpool @ The Mountford Hall
10th Nov – Birmingham @ O2 Academy
13th Nov – Norwich @ The Nick Rayns LCR
14th Nov – Bournemouth @ O2 Academy
16th Nov – London @ Alexandra Palace
Pre-order The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light HERE.
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