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
Download The Streets "The Escapist"