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Free Download: The Streets "The Escapist"


Not sure why, but The Street's excellent new single "The Escapist" reminds me of home. A place where I haven't been nearly enough this year, and most definitely not as much as before.

"The Escapist" is soulful, wistful and filled with the MC's captivating storytelling. "No barrier, no boundary, all hours I please. The freedom to stay all stray. Be fiend or friend, cause no harm but charm - the peaceful end," he proclaims.

The song is taken from the The Streets' new LP "Everything Is Borrowed," which will be out in the U.S. in October. A savvy PR pro got a little carried away and describes the disc as a record that will "bring a smile to the saddest visage." Musically, this new album promises to bring more of the geezer's signature style of soundboard tricks and real instruments combined with an old-school hop hip vibe. The Streets (aka Mike Skinner) is keeping it real.

On "Everything Is Borrowed," he discusses subjects such as religion ("Alleged Legends"), evolution ("The Way of the Dodo"), biological destiny ("On the Edge of a Cliff") and male friendship ("The Sherry End").

Download and watch the video for the "The Escapist," which shows a walking tour from the U.K., across the channel and into the big, wide continent. It makes me miss Europe. See you soon.

Download The Streets "The Escapist"

August 29, 2008 in MP3 | Permalink


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I have loved The Streets for ever. was a tad disappointed in the last album, but this is pure brilliance!

Posted by: Michael at Aug 29, 2008 12:36:40 PM

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