Four Tet has revived his KH alter-ego for the official release of “Looking at Your Pager.” The song features a sample of 3LW's 2000 single “Baby I’ma Do Right” and has been a staple of Four Tet DJ sets in the past year. Sample clearance takes time, however, with Kieran Hebden confirming he has received permission to officially release the song just five weeks ago.
In a statement, Hebden said: “This track was made in the summer last year just before my first festival set in a long time. I wanted something new to play that would feel universal, positive and futuristic and this is what I came up with. Since then I think more people have asked me about this track than for anything else I’ve ever made and I’ve had amazing times playing it to the best crowds you could ask for. It took quite a while to get approval for the vocal sample but it finally happened recently and now the music is out in the world for everyone.”
Hebden previously used his KH moniker to release "Only Human" in 2019. That track was also built around a prominent sample, Nelly Furtados "Afraid."