SBTRKT Releases New Album ‘The Rat Road”
FEATURING D DOUBLE E, LITTLE DRAGON, SAYA GRAY, TEEZO TOUCHDOWN, TORO Y MOI, SAMPHA, GEORGE RILEY, LEILAH, ANNA OF THE NORTH, KAI ISAIAH JAMAL
PERFORMING IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES IN JUNE
Today marks the release of the highly anticipated new SBTRKT album, THE RAT ROAD. SBTRKT’s first full body of work since 2016, The Rat Road signals the beginnings of an arresting new era for the revered British artist. The album is a sonic ride reflecting on the societal changes in the six years SBTRKT has been creating it, and also a personal reflection of SBTRKT’s journey through his life, and a step away from the masked identity he had at the start of his career.
The Rat Road wears its emotions openly as SBTRKT takes the listener on a journey through euphoria and melancholia. In the same minute, footwork is melded into four-to-floor techno while screeching electronics and synth-heavy production are reminiscent of his early work. Mutant garage lives alongside pop-leaning future-synth production adding new colours to SBTRKT’S palette while taut, wiry slices pop and fizz with menacing energy in his distinct mode of expression. The Rat Roadis a true marriage of genres with SBTRKT’s febrile presence felt throughout, prioritising intention and purpose over spectacle.
Instead of focusing on “bigger streaming and stat-building collaborations”, SBTRKT has looked for interesting and new talents from across the UK and U.S. in a way that can only make sense through a SBTRKT lens. The project features a wealth of featured artists both established and emerging, including D Double E, Little Dragon, Saya Gray Teezo Touchdown, Toro Y Moi, Sampha, George Riley, Leilah, Anna Of The North and Kai Isaiah Jamal.
With the release of The Rat Road, SBTRKT once again challenges the modern musical landscape. This record is as expansive and diverse as SBTRKT’s cultural history and musical persona. Listen in full now.
SBTRKT will headline his first sold-out show of the year at Outernet in London on May 25th. Sign up to SBTRKT’s mailing list to get first access to presale tickets and releases at https://www.saveyourself.tv/subscribe.
The Rat Road
May 5, 2023
2. WAITING FT. TEEZO TOUCHDOWN
3. RAIN CRUSH
4. DAYS GO BY FT. TORO Y MOI
5. L.F.O. FT. SAMPHA & GEORGE RILEY
6. CREEPIN’ INTERLUDE
7. LIMITLESS FT. LEILAH & SAMPHA
8. GO TO GROUND
9. WASTED FT. ANNA OF THE NORTH
10. COPPA FT. KAI-ISAIAH JAMAL
11. YOU, LOVE
12. DON’T LET
13. NO INTENTION FT. LEILAH
14. FORWARD FT. LEILAH
15. D DOUBLE E INTERLUDE
16. YOU BROKE MY HEART BUT IMMA FIX IT
17. PALM READER
18. DRIFT FT. LEILAH
19. DEMONS FT. TORO Y MOI
20. SAYA INTERLUDE FT. SAYA GRAY
21. THE RAT ROAD FT. TEEZO TOUCHDOWN
22. I SEE A STAIR FT. LITTLE DRAGON
Upcoming Live Dates
May 25th – London, UK @ HERE at Outernet (SOLD OUT)
June 7th – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
June 13th – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
June 14th – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Aug 19th – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
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