WATCH: The Streets – “Trust Me”


British rapper Mike Skinner, better known by incongruously plural stage name The Streets, is done with the game. Claiming in 2008 that his next record would be his last, Skinner labored with two years on an album he claimed would sound like Berlin –- the city –- and bear the title Computers and Blues. “Trust Me,” Skinner’s first official release in two years, doesn’t sound much like Berlin, but it’s sweet nonetheless. Skinner raps in that tender and robotic way over wailing backup vocals and string flourishes that sound like symphonies ending -– a nice metaphor, perhaps, for his last effort.

The video seeks Skinner rapping in assorted everyday places – restaurants, shady apartments, rooftops, gardens. Give it a watch.