Murder Weapon, released on 30th August 2010, is the addictive first single taken from Tricky’s forthcoming ninth studio album, Mixed Race. Recorded in Paris, where Tricky currently lives, Mixed Race will be available from 27th September and is Tricky’s most direct album to date.
Murder Weapon is a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott, originally released in the early ‘90s. Tricky first fell in love with the track when someone sang it to him as he walked into a shop, and has been obsessed with it ever since.
He was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist (in a similar fashion to his reworking of Black Steel with Martina Topley-Bird). Tricky here enrols Irish-Italian Franky Riley, who has toured as Tricky’s vocalist for two years and makes her recording debut on this album.
Murder Weapon will be available on 7” (RUG376) and via digital download (RUG376D).
Full tracklisting is TBC.