Tricky recently revealed that he feels his last two albums, Knowle West Boy and Mixed Race, didn’t turn out so good in hindsight. We admit we were a little let down by some of the cliché hooks in Mixed Race, but fuck Tricky; Knowle West Boy was solid, and generally speaking, we are huge fans of this unique artist’s post-trip-hop-trendwave, post-90s body of work. Blowback and Vulnerable were even better.
Regardless, he is readying a new LP entitled False Idols, in which he claims he “finds himself again.” You never know which way it’s going to go when an artist talks like that, but so much of Tricky’s work shakes the ground underneath any genre in the vicinity, you’re going to find us waiting in line anytime he steps out of the studio.
Somehow we missed the first track from False Idols, called Nothing’s Changed. But we’re getting all caught up today with this video for Does It:
With Tricky, there’s no telling what the album’s going to sound like aside from what’s here. But between these two tracks, there’s definitely some hint of that classic sultry Pre-Millenium Tension groove. Whether the album revisits that, or continues to explore new territory, we’re in.