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Ty - Closer EP

Ty Closer
Ty - Closer EP
(12") Big Dada, 2006-10-23

Tracklisting :
A1. Closer | Watch Video
A2. Closer (Instrumental)
B1. Closer (Blackbeard Remix)
B2. Closer (A Capella)

Press Release :
Ty comes back with the first full release single from his new album of the same name. "Closer" the track is both a personal and a political ode to the virtues of struggle – of keeping going, of continuing to make the effort, of striving. But in the hands of this master of words and moods, rather than sounding dry, or worthy or even depressing, the message is about as uplifting as you can get. Joined by De La Soul's Maceo on chorus duty, with a soulful, stirring beat that wouldn't sound out of place bumping from Kanye's MPC, this is music to party to. Militantly.

On the flip, London re-rub masters Blackbeard focus on the more melancholy end of the music spectrum, offsetting the feistiness of Ty's words with a sparse rhythmic frame and electric piano washes. And, of course, there's the usual tempting instrumentals and acapella to round out the package.

"Closer," the album from which the single is drawn, shows the Mercury-nominee continuing to expand and deepen his art. Funny, clever, thoughtful, angry and hard-hitting by turns, it's a modern day classic.


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