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Tricky presents new album False Idols on !K7 and False Idols Records

Tricky is back. Back with a new studio album, False Idols, album that will be released on 28th May on his new label also bearing the False Idols name along with! K7 Records, but Tricky also back in a personal sense.

I was lost for ages,  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. My last two albums, I thought they were good, but I realize now they weren’t. This album is about me finding myself again. – Tricky

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 also 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 than Tricky.

Tricky feat. Francesca Belmonte – Does it

It seems that opens a new period. Many of the songs on False Idols feature artists signed to Tricky’s new label. But the spirit of Tricky’s ‘90s output looms large over False Idols. The new material on is gentler, more mature. There are times when his entire career has seemed like a stubborn refusal to be defined by its success or sound. He has finally come to terms with it, even learned to embrace it.


  1. Somebody’s Sins
  2. Nothing Matters
  3. Valentine
  4. Bonnie & Clyde
  5. Parenthesis
  6. Nothing’s Changed
  7. If Only I Knew
  8. Is That Your Life
  9. 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