Heartbreaking Masterwork – ‘FALL TO PIECES’ By TRICKY About His Tragic Loss

Music fro the laziest day of the week…

13 August 2020

Artist: TRICKY (Bristol)
Album: FALL TO PIECES
Released: 4 September 2020

Info: A spine-tingling reflection of inconsolable pain, heartbreaking sadness and deep
grief following the tragic death of his 24-year-old daughter Mazy Mina Topley-Bird who
took her own life last year after struggling with severe depression, only 24 years old.

Tricky wrote and recorded the LP in his Berlin apartment with (mostly) Polish artist Marta Złakowska as vocalist. She played with Tricky one night a few years ago in Krakow when Tricky found himself without a female singer. The promoter said he knew a local bartender who could do the job. Since then Złakowska tours constantly with the ex-Massive Attack musician.

“It feels like I’m in a world that doesn’t exist, knowing nothing will ever be the same
again. No words or text can really explain — my soul feels empty.”
Tricky

The Standard (English newspaper): A compelling window into an artist’s grief. It’s a grief that blackens the mood of Fall To Pieces, an album of short tracks that often end abruptly, emerging and disappearing like bursts of half-awake anxiety during a night of restless sleep. The lyrics are, for the most part, terse snatches of an inner monologue, open to interpretation, but on occasion wincingly plain: “What a f***ing game/I hate this f***ing pain,” he whispers over an austere piano loop on Hate This Pain. It’s a dour listen but it’s compelling, a window into the mind of an artist trying to work through something incomprehensible.” Score: 4/5

Listen here…


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