If it wasn’t for the global lockdown, we might never have had the chance to hear one of this year’s most intriguing and inventive albums.
Lonely Guest was conceived and put together over the last 18 months by one of British music’s true innovators: Tricky. But as he’s keen to make clear: this ain’t no Tricky album. Rather it’s a thrilling meeting of musical mavericks, with the likes Idles’ Joe Talbot pitting his unique approaches to songwriting against Tricky’s otherworldly production. From an unsettling tale of isolation courtesy of Maxïmo Park’s Paul Smith (‘Christmas Trees’) to the grunge stylings of Marta’s ‘Move Me’, via the tense storytelling of London rapper Kway’s ‘On A Move’, these diverse statements come together as a bold artistic statement of their own. The late artistic visionary and legend Lee “Scratch” Perry features vocals on ‘Atmosphere’ with Tricky and Marta. It is with great sadness that Tricky and the False Idols team acknowledge and honour Lee “Scratch” Perry’s passing.
Digital Track List
- 1 Lonely Guest Lonely Guest featuring Marta 1:54 Buy
- 2 Pre War Tension Lonely Guest, Joe Talbot and Tricky featuring Marta 2:55
- 3 Under Lonely Guest featuring Oh Land 2:40 Buy
- 4 Pay my Taxes Lonely Guest featuring Murkage Dave 2:43 Buy
- 5 Atmosphere Lonely Guest featuring Lee Scratch Perry, Tricky and Marta 2:31 Buy
- 6 Move Me Lonely Guest featuring Marta 2:58 Buy
- 7 Pipe Dreams Lonely Guest featuring Rina Mushonga 2:02 Buy
- 8 On a Move Lonely Guest featuring Kway 1:43 Buy
- 9 Christmas Trees Lonely Guest featuring Paul Smith 2:32 Buy
- 10 Big Bang Blues Lonely Guest featuring Breanna Barbara 3:03 Buy