The Streets have joined forces with Master Peace for a new track ‘Wrong Answers Only’.
Mike Skinner and the UK rapper exchange bars on The Streets‘ first new song of 2022. It follows last year’s single ‘Who’s Got The Bag (21st June)’ and a remix of Greentea Peng’s ‘Free My People’ featuring Simmy and Kid Cruise.
Master Peace said of the collaboration: “Working with Mike brought out a new avenue of my lyricism that I haven’t previously explored. He taught me a lot and I feel like that’s reflected in my verse, it touches on elements of fun, realisation of friendships and enemies and the aftermath of how you feel about those scenarios”.
Skinner added: “Been playing bits of this song for a very long time and it gets a reload without anyone knowing it. It doesn’t matter whether you like it or not so just enjoy 2022 and try to get to see your relatives overseas. But we’re not always wandering round Plymouth with stragglers and bottles, I also like boxing in virtual reality.”
“Who are you when you’re not feeling lonely? / Who are you? / Wrong answers only,” Skinner sings on the track, while Master Peace adds: “Can’t remember anything apart from her / Sore from my head to my belt / Are you trying to get even with the people who hurt you? / Or with the people who helped?”
The song comes with news of Skinner’s new Friday night DJ residency at London’s XOYO in March – head here for info.
Last year Skinner released a surprise album under his The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light project called ‘The Streets’.
Although unconfirmed, it’s believed to be the soundtrack of a forthcoming film made by Skinner that he has discussed in the past. In a 2020 interview with the BBC Skinner said he was working on a musical drama similar to The Who’s 1979 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.
Skinner said in a statement that the decision was taken after “the worst week of the worst year of my life.”
“It is with a very heavy heart that i have to say that we have decided to cancel all live performances for 2022,” he said.
“It is not fair to keep taking your money for tickets knowing that with 1 case of covid, the whole thing has to stop. I’m really sorry to disappoint you,” he continued. Support across the tour was due to come from Master Peece and Teef.
The Streets were due to embark on a run of shows this month, beginning with a series of intimate Birmingham gigs that had already been postponed from last Summer after one of Skinner’s team tested positive for COVID-19.
It’s unclear whether The Streets’ planned appearance at Kendall Calling will go ahead. They were announced as headliners last month, along with Stereophonics and Supergrass. Rolling Stone UK has reached out to the festival for comment.