Monday, June 15, 2020

Tricky featuring Marta - "Fall Please"

Photo by Erik Weiss
Like most people of a certain age, I went through an electronic phase in the late 1990's. Most of that music hasn't aged very well, but, for the most part, trip hop truly has. Tricky was one of my favorites back in the day, and it's thrilling that he's still making truly great music today. His latest single, "Fall Please," might be his most accessible yet. It sounds like it could have been released in 1998 or 2020 and equally sounds at home in either year. As with many of Tricky's songs, he doesn't contribute vocals. Those are handled by Marta Z┼éakowska, who he discovered on a European tour when he didn't have a singer for opening night.

Tricky acknowledges the pop sensibilities on "Fall Please": 

With most of my stuff, there’s nothing else like it aroundBut with ‘Fall Please’ I’ve managed to do something I’ve never been able to before, which is that everyone can feel it - even people who don’t know my music. It’s my version of pop music, the closest I’ve got to making pop.

You can watch the video for "Fall Please" below. Fall to Pieces, Tricky's fourteenth studio album, will be out September 4 on False Idols. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Tricky, check out his website.

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