The Streets announce new album ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light,’ share new single ‘Troubled Waters’

Mike Skinner has announced his first full-length studio album as The Streets in 12 years entitled ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light,’ out October 20th via 679 Recordings/Warner Music UK Ltd. Skinner was the producer of the album, with help from Kevin Mark Trail, Robert Harvey, and Teef.

Skinner also wrote, directed edited, produced and stared in a film that will be out later this year. The film is a companion piece with the same title that is described as “a tripped out noir murder mystery based in London’s clubland.”

“It has been seven long years working on this film and album,” says Skinner. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and after dipping my toe in with some shorts and music videos, I felt I was ready. I tried to go the traditional route for a bit, but it’s always served me better to follow my instincts and just get on with it myself, so I’ve directed it, acted in it, edited, sound mixed, funded, produced it all as well as written it. The album doesn’t exist without it. Ultimately it’s all the fruits of a decade on the DJ circuit, watching people in clubs and back rooms, testing out beats and basslines to see what connected – and putting it all together into ‘The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.’

‘Troubled Waters‘ is a first single from the upcoming album featuring Kevin Mark Trail.

The Streets – ‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ artwork

‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ Tracklisting:

1. Too Much Yayo
2. Money Isn’t Everything
3. Walk Of Shame
4. Something To Hide
5. Shake Hands With Shadows
6. Not A Good Idea
7. Bright Sunny Day
8. The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light
9. Funny Dream
10. Gonna Hurt When This Is Over
11. Kick The Can
12. Each Day Gives
13. Someone Else’s Tune
14. Troubled Waters
15. Good Old Daze

The Streets – 2023 tour dates:

October 26th – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
October 27th – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester, UK
October 28th – O2 Academy – Sheffield, UK
November 2nd – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
November 3rd – O2 City Hall – Newcastle, UK
November 4th – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
November 9th – The Mountford Hall – Liverpool, UK
November 10th – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
November 13th – The Nick Rayns LCR – Norwich, UK
November 14th – O2 Academy – Bournemouth, UK
November 16th – Alexandra Palace – London, UK

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