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Tricky launches an Instagram video with ‘Hey Love’

Taken from new album ‘False Idols’ (released on False Idols in association with !K7 Records) ‘Hey Love’ features the vocals of Francesca Belmonte. The video is made from thousands of images taken using Instagram as a response to Tricky’s request on Facebook. The images are inspired by the lyrical content of ‘Hey Love’ and the individual’s reaction to them.

Watch the video here:

Tricky is back. Back with a new studio album, False Idols, and his own new label (also bearing the False Idols name), but also back in a personal sense.

I was lost for ages, he says. 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.

Adrian Thaws is, perhaps, being a bit hard on himself. However, there is no doubt that False Idols stands as his most accomplished album since his earliest works. It opens with a cover of a Van Morrison song, “Somebody’s Sins,” which sees Tricky and vocalist Francesca Belmonte whispering “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine” over a sparse groaning bass. The lead single “Parenthesis,” which features a vocals from Peter Silberman of The Antlers, has more rhythmic grunt, which gives a different dimension to the dark gothic atmosphere that pervades the record. No-one does this kind of thing better.


01 Somebody’s sins

02 Nothing matters

03 Valentine

04 Bonnie & Clyde

05 Parenthesis

06 Nothing’s changed

07 If only I knew

08 I S that your life

09 Tribal drums

10 We Don’t die

11 Chinese interlude

12 Does it

13 I’m ready

14 Hey love

15 Passion of the christ

Tricky – “False Idols” is Out Now on False Idols in association with !K7 Records.