Listen: The Streets - 'Falling Down' [Album Mixtape Preview]

on Friday, July 10, 2020
Words: Saam Das

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2011's 'Computer And Blues' was supposedly the final album from The Streets, which is probably why Mike Skinner's latest release (twelve tracks, clocking in at almost forty minutes) is being peddled as a mixtape rather than an album. But we're not complaining! 'None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive' is a welcome return, bleak title aside, and we're particularly fond of the low key 'Falling Down'.

The Streets has expanded his collaborative repertoire on this latest release, with appearances from the likes of fellow The D.O.T band-mate Rob Harvey, Greentea Peng, Idles, and Tame Impala. On 'Falling Down', Skinner is joined by Hak Baker, from the Isle of Dogs in East London. Sadly, we can confirm that there are far fewer dogs in the area than one might otherwise expect.

'Falling Down' begins in a solemn fashion, before drip-feeding further instrumentation, lending the track something of a soaring nature with its increasing orchestration. Which feels reflective of the central message ("When you fail, they rejoice. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.") as well as being reminiscent of The Range's brilliant 'Copper Wire'.

The Streets - 'Falling Down' (Feat. Hak Baker)

'None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive' is out now. Find more info and purchase at

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