The Streets Announces "Second-to-Last" Album

The Streets Announces "Second-to-Last" Album
English rapper Mike Skinner, who performs as the Streets, made a huge impression with his matter-of-fact lyricism on 2001’s Original Pirate Music, and hasn’t let up since. That will soon change with his upcoming fourth full-length, Everything Is Borrowed, which he’s said many times will be his second-to-last release as the Streets.

The record, due October 7 via Vice Records, promises more blunt lyrics but this time with more live instruments. Skinner gave a statement about the album, saying:

Never one to take the same approach twice, Skinner is contemplating the impermanent nature of life this time around. Skinner has made a record to console the lonely and bring a smile to the saddest visage. Applying his homespun hip-hop sensibility to real instruments, Mike comes up with sing-along musings on such unconventional subjects as religion ("Alleged Legends"), evolution ("The Way of the Dodo"), biological destiny ("On the Edge of a Cliff") and male friendship ("The Sherry End"). From the first time people heard the Streets' Mercury Prize-nominated debut Original Pirate Material, they couldn't make their minds up whether the person making this music was black or white, from London or the Midlands, serious or a joker. Having given the world plenty of time to get acclimated, Skinner now rediscovers his old irrepressible buoyancy and takes his trademark stop-start lyrical flow to entirely new places.

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