Mike Skinner aka The Streets has announced the title of his final album on his Twitter account. Set for release in Feb 2010, the 5th studio album will be called Computers And Blues. In his Tweet, Skinner explained that he was “looking at blue lighters”. And when fans asked why, he replied: “The lighter is blue because a) the album is called Computers And Blues, b) I’ve already used orange which is close to red.”
According to NME.com last December, the British rapper has told the music publication that “when The Streets lighter turns blue (the lighter logo is green on current album Everything Is Borrowed) next year, we’re on the last album.” Clipper lighters have appeared on various Skinner promotional material throughout his musical career.
Skinner also told NME.com “I did a 5-album deal and I don’t think it would be right to be making Streets albums after those 5. I always envisaged them as a box set type thing, all the design has been set in stone in a way, there’s a style to it. I’ve got a vision for each of the albums, the next one will bring it back to the start in a way. It will be a lot more futuristic in terms of the production and it’s going to be a lot more train of thought, which the first album was. Maybe when I’m 40 and broke I might come back, but it all feels a bit pants really.”
So who will pick up the baton of Brit rap now? Perhaps this geezer.