See The Music Video For Skilled Mechanics “Boy”

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Tricky shares a music video for one of the most personal tracks of his career, Skilled Mechanics’ “Boy.” Directed by Tricky and Darrel Pursey, and shot in the neighborhood of Knowle West, Bristol where Tricky grew up, the music video features boxer Ben Ferris, and Tricky’s old friend Whitley, who is mentioned in the song’s lyrics.  He explains: “All the problems I have now are because of my childhood. I went to Bristol at Christmas time a couple of years ago and I ended up having an asthma attack. My eldest daughter drove down to the hospital to collect me and I said, ‘I think it’s because I’ve eaten something.’ And she said, ‘No it’s not. You’re remembering stuff. It’s because you’ve come back to Bristol, you’re being reminded of stuff.’ It’s obvious really. Most of my problems stem from when I was a kid.”

Tricky presents Skilled Mechanics is out now False Idols.