SBTRKT - Save Yourself Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by irthesteve, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. irthesteve Mar 22, 2016
    (Last edited: Mar 24, 2016)
    irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    SBTRKT's third album, out now!

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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I know it's not quite popular opinion, but his last album really hit all the right notes with me. I enjoy the debut, but the second album was more up my alley. Very interested in a new album.

    This song with The-Dream is smooth, definitely liking it
     
  3. Sophos

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    this is where we land kinda sucked
     
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  5. Sophos

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    this new song however is amazing
     
  6. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    What didn't you like about it? I think it does a really good job of having a broad range of music but still being cohesive. "Temporary View" is definitely one of my favorite songs of his, and "Higher" is definitely one of the best things Raury has been a part of at all.
     
  7. Sophos

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    its quite....idk...bland. its just not an exciting record the way the debut was. theres some choice cuts, i like the asap ferg song a lot, but as a whole package it leaves a lot to be desired
     
  8. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Yeah I can hear that I suppose, something about the nuances in the second one I really like though. Listening to "Look Away" right now, and the way he manipulates her vocals is really interesting to me, small flourishes at specific times are pretty cool. Either way, at least we can agree on The-Dream track!
     
  9. brandon_260

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    Temporary Views, New Dorp, Voices in my Head were all good for me.
     
  10. cwhit

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    yeah didn't care for the last even though I looooooved the other
     
  11. Henry

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    I liked them both.
     
  12. Chaplain Tappman

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    Last one was awful. Too much going on in too many different directions.
     
  13. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Another new song!

     
  14. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    Wonder Where We Land did absolutely nothing for me but I loved the self-titled.
     
  15. Kyle is hk

    Not Kyle Shanahan Prestigious

    This album is 10000x better than Wonder Where We Land. And I liked that one more than most.
     
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  16. RobbieBerns

    My only wish is I die real Prestigious

    The whole thing is streaming, by the way.
     
  17. cwhit

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    Also on streaming sites
     
  18. brandon_260

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    Also in my iTunes if you wanna come over and listen
     
  19. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Well that was fast!
     
  20. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Hopefully will listen tonight,but 3 The-Dream tracks and one Sampha already has me excited. Too bad it's so short
     
  21. fame

    i thought this was chorus.FM?? Prestigious

    this is actually really cool. had pretty much written him off after the last album.
     
  22. Sophos

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    yeah i dig this
     
  23. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    SAVE YOURSELF is the new project from me to you, my fans. While a complete piece with a beginning, end and visual concepts that have been worked on over many months, this is not an album.

    This record was written from last summer til last week and is about being able to share music with you more frequently than I have done in the past, and not long after its been created.

    Though as SBTRKT I am one person, I've always tried to champion the idea of bringing together artists who are from different places both musically and geographically.

    For this record I worked with a small group of collaborators, most of whom I had not collaborated with before. Instead of an open-ended collaboration where studio jam sessions would lead to songs, I approached collaborators who I felt would be most suited to the overall ideas I had already collated.

    To me it feels similar to my first album - a small group of vocalists, productions that are fairly stripped down and a project filled with emotion. These songs are what I feel to be the most interesting musical stories I've made to date.

    Though perhaps more importantly than how, why SAVE YOURSELF is coming now has to do with the current cultural and sociopolitical climate. Culturally, albums now feel like a means to prove you are a "real" artist. To release an album, you turn yourself over to traditional label cycles and the end of increasing sales, leaving behind the creative spirit that brought the music to life in the first place.

    The title SAVE YOURSELF and the visuals reflect my personal mood on what's happening in the world and society on a macro and micro level. Whether that be racism, xenophobia, the environment or irresponsible greedy politicians. All this while thinking about how incredible it will be when humans actually reach and settle on another planet. As an artist it feels strange to me to create simply happy music without being effected by current world affairs. Through the music too, I'm reflecting my constant state of nostalgia for the future. A dark optimism, for one that seems ever far reaching. So the title and artwork reflect this. Where we go next but also where we are now.
     
  24. Kyle is hk

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    The artwork is even better than the music
     
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  25. fame

    i thought this was chorus.FM?? Prestigious

    Yeah, I really like the artwork.

    Also love how short this is. Feels like he only included 8 songs that he was really happy with, rather than adding 4 or 5 filler tracks for the sake of pushing it as an "album".
     
  26. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I really like the mindset of just putting out what he's happy with etc, like it says above he just kinda got together to make these songs over the summer and wanted to release them, pretty simple