Trip hop pioneer Tricky has announced a new EP dubbed 20,20. The follow-up to 2017’s Ununiform full-length is due out March 6th via the Berlin-based artist’s own False Idols, and it’s being previewed today with lead single “Lonely Dancer”.
Featuring vocals from British singer Anika, “Lonely Dancer” is a lovely downtempo cut that meditates on people’s inability to truly know another person. “Out too late, you start to fade/ We’re all strangers,” sings Anika. “We fade to grey and lay awake/ Through all those dangers.” Take a listen to the song ahead
20,20 includes two other tracks, the instrumental “M” and a “bare bones duet” with Marta called “Hate this Pain”. While a press release notes ‘”M” offers a hopeful, forward-facing flipside to bookend the release,” it’s hard to imagine the effort’s wearied vibe isn’t at least partially the result of Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird losing their 24-year-old daughter, Mazy Mina, last year.
01. Hate This Pain (feat. Marta)
02. Lonely Dancer (feat. Anika)