Tricky announces new album under government name

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There’s no more pseudonym for trip-hop legend, and former Massive Attacker, Tricky, whose upcoming Adrian Thaws release is set to drop September 8 on his own False Idols label.

Utilizing the name printed on his birth certificate, Tricky’s latest is an attempt to spurn any preconceived notions of the very one-dimensional “dark n’ downtempo” label typically assigned to his back catalog.

Get used to this change in pace, as the LP’s first addictive single is appropriately dubbed “Nicotine Love”; a sinister throwback that simultaneously pays homage to Tricky’s industrial leanings and old-school club vibes, it’s a smoky, acid-infused trip that refuses to quit with its barrage of hypnotic backbeats and squelchy synthlines. Taking it to another level is also False Idols collaborator and Irish chanteuse Francesca Belmonte, who’s back with her enchanting, siren-like voice—the perfect teaser for what is set to be a magnetic, all-consuming release soliciting help from the likes of Oh Land, Mykki Blanco and the equally as enigmatic Tirzah.