There’s something supremely smooth about Francesca Belmonte’s deadpan soprano on this new song from Tricky‘s upcoming False Idols LP, but what really makes it sound like the perfect accompaniment for your next early-aughts-futuristic, global cuisine foray is the tiny, chromatic, instrumental hook that recurs throughout it’s three-and-a-half-minute runtime. It’s a mix between a melismatic ornament and a glitch, somewhere between an ultra-pitched-up voice and a synth that’s trying to sound like a snake charmer’s flute. False Idols is out May 27th internationally and May 28th in the states via Tricky’s new !K7 imprint, which is also called False Idols. Stream the track below, and download it via Facebook.
Stream: Tricky, “Tribal Drums (feat. Francesca Belmonte)”