The Last Skeptik Returns Defiant With 'You Don't Like Me But I'm Still Here'

The Last Skeptik Returns Defiant With 'You Don't Like Me But I'm Still Here'


November 08, 2021

It's been a busy few years from The Last Skeptik. In some ways he's kept a low profile—avoiding social media as such as possible and generally keeping his head down—but he's also been moving a mile-a-minute working on a bunch of different projects. He's scored a play, composed music for Rihanna's Fenty brand and Mercedes, and between all of that he's been completing work on his new album you don't like me but i'm still here, the follow-up to 2019's See You In The Next Life.

A self-contained piece, there are no guest features on this one. As is often the case with Skeptik, there's a mercurial 'you-know-it-when-you-hear-it' through line connecting it all, but he takes in a lot different sounds along the way. There are abstract electronics, touches of boom-bap, the occasional grimey influence, jazzy flourishes, there's even one or two dancefloor moments (particularly on "billboards"), all woven together with his wry takes on the worsening chaos around us.

Dive into the new album below.



Words: James Keith
Photography: Ed Andrews


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