Featuring as a backing vocalist on various Tricky albums, Francesca Belmonte featured heavily on his 2013 False Idols and 2014 Adrian Thaws records. In 2015 she embarked on a solo career, employing Tricky as her producer and mentor, releasing her debut album, Stole on his False Idols label that same year.
The albums title track has recently been re-vamped and is to appear on Tricky’s forthcoming 13th album, Ununiform which releases in two days time! This reworked version is titled New Stole and has as a faster tempo while focusing on a new rhythmic, hypnotic and melodic dynamic. This gives the track a more upbeat feel, whilst the sensual rawness of Francesca’s vocals remain prominent and the addition of Tricky vocals adds to the intensity. Unfortunately I can’t say, ‘check it out above’ and play you this new song just yet because it will release with the album in a couple of days (but you can preview/download this track by following the link at the bottom of the page). What I can play you is the 2015 original which I’m equally loving and just as happy to feature! Listen to this above.