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Skinner to release one more album

Mike Skinner
Skinner wants to focus on making different music

Mike Skinner has said his next album will be The Streets' last record after his latest one, Everything is Borrowed, is released next month.

The 29-year-old star, best known for hits such as Dry Your Eyes and Fit But You Know It, told music magazine NME "the next album is the last album".

He added: "I did a five-album deal and I don't think it would be right to be making Streets albums after that."

Everything Is Borrowed is released on 15 September.

'A bit pants'

"I always envisaged them as a box-set and I've got a vision for each of the albums.

"The next one will bring it back to the start in a way," he said.

"It will be a lot more futuristic in terms of production but a lot more train-of-thought.

Mike Skinner
Skinner recently performed at the Vodafone TBA gig in Brighton

"Maybe when I'm 40 and broke I might come back, but that all feels a bit pants."

The star, whose first single Has It Come To This went to number 18 in the UK Top 40 charts in 2001, revealed he banned all references to contemporary culture in his new material.

"It was really hard to stop referencing modern technology, I was even having conversations with my people at the darkest hour going, 'Can we not just write a song about mobile phones?'."

Skinner admitted he was tough on himself when writing new material.

"I probably threw away more music than is on the album now," he said.

"But the album is a product of all the stuff I threw away, it was important to the album."

"It's no different to what I normally do, really, it just costs a bit more, but I can't delegate anything - I'm a control freak, but in a nice way," he added.


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