Tricky is back.
The U.K. trip-hop legend announced Thursday (June 11) that his 14th studio LP, Fall to Pieces, will drop Sept. 4 via his own False Idols label.
With the news comes the album’s lead single, “Fall Please,” a hypnotically slinky mid-tempo body-mover featuring vocals from Polish singer Marta Złakowska. Listen to the track below.
The song is part of the second collection of new music from Tricky this year, following March’s three-song EP, 20,20. That project followed his 2017 LP, ununiform. Fall to Pieces will be the first full-length project the producer has released since the death of his daughter Mazy, who took her own life in May of 2019.
“I’ve never loved like that before and I didn’t realize it until she was gone,” the artist says in a statement. “I was traumatized.”
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Tricky made Fall to Pieces at his apartment in Berlin over the course of roughly three months in late 2019. While he’d planned to include music by his daughter — an accomplished musician in her own right — on the LP, “I tried but I couldn’t do it,” he continues in the press release. “I kept putting it off. I’d work on a different track and then another … eventually I realized I was avoiding listening to her, you know what I mean?”
While vocals on much of Tricky’s work have been handled by his daughter’s mother, Martina Topley-Bird, on Fall to Pieces Złakowska handles much of the singing. Tricky met her at a gig in Krakow when his scheduled singer didn’t arrive, and the promoter called upon a singer who worked at a nearby bar to fill in. She ended up touring with Tricky for the following year, also appearing on 20,20.
The album also follows Tricky’s 2019 autobiography, Hell Is Round the Corner, in which he wrote about his often dysfunctional childhood in Bristol.
Listen to his new single: