Single Review: The Streets,Tame Impala | Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better

By Ryan McConnell

If you were like me, scrolling endlessly down your Facebook news feed on the 1st of April, and had to halt your thumb to scroll back up thinking, “Did I just read that right!?..”

The Streets x Tame Impala”.

You’d have been forgiven for thinking that it must’ve been an April fools.

Could it be true!? How is that even going to work!? Well it is true, and it certainly does work. Here we are almost two weeks later with it being premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show as “Hottest Record In The World” and comes with it a brand new video. “None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive” is the name for the new album which has a release date of July 10 and comes as the first full length record from The Streets since 2011’s “Computers and Blues”.

Mike Skinner’s wordplay and ability to paint a picture in your mind has always been second to none in my own opinion with songs such as “The Escapist” and “Weak Become Heroes”. The man is a master of his craft, and it’s good to see him back on the scene.

Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better” comes as the first single from the new record which is Skinner’s take on the sometimes self-indulgent and isolated world we find ourselves in today living through our screens. Lines such as “You’d worry less about what they thought if you knew how little they did” and “You know I’d give you my kidney. Just don’t ever take my charger” really paint the picture.

Kevin Parker joins forces on this one, putting down his unmistakable vocals for the chorus which really add to the whole feeling of the song.

Check out the video below..

You can also pre-order or save the album on the following link..

TWITTER: @mikeskinnerltd

INSTAGRAM: @mikeskinnerltd


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