(3/3/13) Monty's Catch of the Day - Tricky
3/3/2013 8:25:00 AM
I'm excited to give you a brand new track from trip-hop pioneer, Tricky, which is off his upcoming album, which is due in May. The LP is entitled, False Idols, and it's the first release off Tricky's very own music label with the same name. Now you have to admit that Tricky has always had a very unique and creative way about making his music, and today's catch, "Nothing's Changed" is exactly what the title says when it comes to his style...nothing has changed to this brilliant art. Per his website, Tricky says "I was lost for ages. I was trying to prove something to people, trying to do something to please other people and also myself at the same time, which is never going to work. To be honest with you, I’ve been floating around since Chris Blackwell and Island. My last two albums, I thought they were good, but I realize now they weren’t. This album is about me finding myself again.”
He made a huge mark on the electronic scene as one of the original members of Massive Attack by introducing a fusion of hip-hop, reggae, jazz, and down-tempo electronic. Over the years, he's not only kept to that same style, but also added several elements of ambience, rock, and psychedelics into his sound. What I like best about "Nothing's Changed" is the orchestral arrangement that grabs you from the very start. It's just another example of Tricky adding something new to his work. I can't wait to see what the other tracks on False Idols will sound like, and May can't come soon enough. You can listen to "Nothing's Changed" (which features the lovely vocals of Francesca Belmonte) in the audio player above. Or, you can download the song for free by clicking on this link, and entering in your email address. Trust me...it's worth it. Good things!