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The Streets share new single ‘Too Much Yayo’ – listen

It's the second preview of October's 'The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light'

By Joe Goggins

The Streets press shot, 2023
Mike Skinner has shared a second single from his comeback record. (Photo: Ben Cannon)

The Streets have shared another new single from their upcoming sixth studio album – you can hear it below.

‘Too Much Yayo’ sees Mike Skinner return to club territory, with a wavy synth line and sampled vocal at the heart of a beat over which he spins a typically witty tale of the morning after the night before. It is the second single from The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light, which will be the first album from Skinner as The Streets since 2011’s supposed farewell record, Computers and Blues. 

“Too Much Yayo” is the first song on the album, and it really is the focus of the first key scene in my film,” said Skinner in a press release. “The film is set in nightclubs, places i’ve spent many nights over the past few years DJing and performing. Obviously, clubs, music and drugs all go hand in hand – and the song really is about setting the scene before the story starts to unfold/ We’ve all been in clubs like this, and either been the liability or seen the liability. This is one of the beats that really reacted when I was playing it out in DJ sets before it became a song. That’s how I tested out things for this album – it really helps you understand what people react to and feel.”

The film that Skinner is referring to shares its title with the new album, and represents his debut as a writer, director and editor. He will take it around the UK on a tour of Everyman cinemas from September 18 through to October 6, with a Q&A in prospect at each screening. Described as “a tripped out noir murder mystery based in London’s clubland”, it was shot at a number of UK locations last year.

The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light is set for release on October 20 via 679 Recordings. You can see the full track listing below, along with dates for a full UK tour in support of it.

The Streets – The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light:

  1. ’Too Much Yayo’
  2. ‘Money Isn’t Everything’
  3. ‘Walk of Shame’
  4. ‘Something to Hide’
  5. ‘Shake Hands with Shadows’
  6. ‘Not a Good Idea’
  7. ‘Bright Sunny Day’
  8. ‘The Darker the Shadow The Brighter the Light’
  9. ‘Funny Dream’
  10. ‘Gonna Hurt When This Is Over’
  11. ‘Kick the Can’
  12. ‘Each Day Gives’
  13. ‘Someone Else’s Tune’
  14. ‘Troubled Waters’
  15. ‘Good Old Daze’

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:

16. ‘The Good in You’
17. ‘Don’t Judge the Book’
18. ‘Love at First’
19. ‘Original Sin’
20. ‘Act Nice’
21. ‘Obviously (You Don’t Count)’
22. ‘We All Need an Enemy’
23. ‘Power of Love, Love of Power’

The Streets, October 2023:

22 – Belfast, The Telegraph Building

26 – Nottingham, Rock City

27 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

28 – Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield

November 2023:

2 – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow

3 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall

4 – Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds

9 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall

10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham

13 – Norwich, Nick Rayns LCR

14 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy Bournemouth

16 – London, Alexandra Palace