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The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light


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Twenty years on from their debut album ‘Original Pirate Material’, which hit the charts in 2002, changing UKG & hip-hop forever, Mike Skinner still finds himself an iconic pioneer of British music.

First full The Streets album since 2011

The new Album has been in the works for 5 years with all songs written by Mike Skinner unlike the previously released 2020 mixtape ‘None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive’ which was a collaborative project.

Mike Skinner will also announce a full 80 minute feature film to be released alongside the album and screened in selective Everyman cinema around the UK throughout September & October.

The album is a classic Streets album - filled with Skinner’s trademark lyrical wizardry and beats honed over a decade of building his other career as a legitimate bass/rap DJ in clubs - all songs written by Skinner but featuring vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Trail and Robert Harvey, as well as a track featuring Teef. The songs on the album soundtrack the film and also play the role of narrator of the film at times - and whilst neither the album or film exist without each other - both can be enjoyed separately.

Troubled Waters is the lead single from The Streets forthcoming new album The Darker The Shadows The Brighter The Lights featuring vocals by original Streets collaborator Kevin Mark Trail. A return to the classic Streets sound with Anthemic uplifting synths and D&B breaks. The Streets will be announcing a UK Tour and feature film, produced, directed and starring Mike Skinner around the album release in October and the track will be supported by 1st play and interview with Steve Lamaq on 6 Music and Future Sounds with Clara on Radio 1, Face interview and heavyweight digital marketing campaign.

Released: October 2023
Label: 679



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

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