Ever evolving U.K.-based hip-hop/electronica artist Tricky has set a June 17 release date for his seventh studio album, “Vulnerable.” The set will be released worldwide on the artist’s own Brown Punk Records label through Sanctuary, except in the U.K. and Europe, where it will go through Epitaph.
“I called this album ‘Vulnerable’ because it’s my most honest and open record,” Tricky said in a statement. “On this album I’ve stopped hiding and I’m allowing people to see different sides of the real me. ‘Vulnerable’ is me breaking free and being myself again.”
Known for his work with evocative female vocalists, this time around Tricky recorded in Los Angeles with Italian singer Constanza Francavilla. Her voice is intertwined with Tricky’s mix of electronic, hip-hop, and rock elements on such songs as “Stay,” “Hollow,” and first single, “Antimatter.”
The enhanced CD will feature the Stephane Sednaoui-directed video for “Antimatter,” as well as an interview with Tricky, and three guerilla-style films conceived and co-directed by the artist. The “Antimatter” video will be premiered in Paris at Palais de Tokyo during a month-long exhibition of Tricky’s digital photography that opens April 29.
Tricky’s European 13 Tour will kick off June 13 in Vicenza, Italy. Prior to a fall North American tour that is still in the planning stages, he will produce Francavilla’s debut album, which will also be released via Brown Punk.
“Vulnerable” is the follow-up to the 2001 Hollywood release “Blowback,” which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums chart.