SBTRKT releases new album The Rat Road
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3. Rain Crush
6. Creepin Interlude
7. Limitless feat. Sampha & LEILAH
8. Go To Ground
9. Wasted feat. Anna Of The North
10. Coppa feat, Kai Isaiah Jamal
11. You , Love
12. Don’t Let
13. No Intention feat. Leilah
15. D-Double-E Interlude feat. D Double E
16. You Broke My Heart But Imma Fix It
17. Palm Reader
18. Drift feat. Leilah
19. Demons feat. Toro y Moi
20. Saya Interlude feat. Saya Gray
21. The Rat Road feat. Teezo Touchdown
22. I See A Stair feat. Little Dragon
THE RAT ROAD is out now, buy/stream it here.x
Today marks the release of the highly anticipated new SBTRKT album, THE RAT ROAD. SBTRKT’s first full body of work since 2016, THE RAT ROAD signals the beginnings of an arresting new era for the revered British artist. The album is a sonic ride reflecting on the societal changes in the six years SBTRKT has been creating it, and also a personal reflection of SBTRKT’s journey through his life, and a step away from the masked identity he had at the start of his career. LISTEN TO THE RAT ROAD HERE.
THE RAT ROAD wears its emotions openly as SBTRKT takes the listener on a journey through euphoria and melancholia. In the same minute, footwork is melded into four-to-floor techno while screeching electronics and synth-heavy production are reminiscent of his early work. Mutant garage lives alongside pop-leaning future-synth production adding new colours to SBTRKT’s palette while taut, wiry slices pop and fizz with menacing energy in his distinct mode of expression. THE RAT ROAD is a true marriage of genres with SBTRKT’s febrile presence felt throughout, prioritising intention and purpose over spectacle.
Instead of focusing on “bigger streaming and stat-building collaborations”, SBTRKT has looked for interesting and new talents from across the UK and U.S. in a way that can only make sense through a SBTRKT lens. The project features a wealth of featured artists both established and emerging, including D Double E, Little Dragon, Saya Gray Teezo Touchdown, Toro Y Moi, Sampha, George Riley, Leilah, Anna Of The North and Kai Isaiah Jamal.
With the release of THE RAT ROAD, SBTRKT once again challenges the modern musical landscape. This record is as expansive and diverse as SBTRKT’s cultural history and musical persona.
SBTRKT will headline his first sold-out show of the year at Outernet in London on May 25. Sign up to SBTRKT’s mailing list to get first access to presale tickets and releases HERE.
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