This is quite the bizarre visual companion to SBTRKT’s “Wildfire”, directed by Sam Pilling. Take a look, tell us what you think, and use these as a guide to sing along. Unfortunately there is no sign of Yukimi in the video. Very much an artistic piece.
One or two have requested the lyrics to SBTRKT and Little Dragon’s “Wildfire” – which can be heard here – so I bring you this rather fragmented, but hopefully useful, attempt at figuring out what’s being sung in that delicious melody.
I could bet all the riches that I ever had
Rushing the night like a shark, babe
Would it be bad?
If I had to set the alarm
Cause those thrills that run up my back
You are my star
Nothing else could leave me off track
You like a wildfire
You got me rising high
Would you save me
It’s a crime
If you don’t want
By the throat
Edit: Improved upon by “teresaaa7″ and “J”.
Edit #2: Now official, as per SKTRKT’s webpage.
Edit: Attempted lyrics here.
Update: “The masked South London producer known as SBTRKT is working on the follow-up to last year’s Step in Shadows EP, and is offering “Wildfire”, a collaboration with Little Dragon, as our first taste from the record. The self-titled album is due June 28 from Young Turks.” – Pitchfork. So we can assume it’s another band collaboration, which always adds spice to the excitement.
So, we have another collaboration for the year of 2011. This time Yukimi has lent her vocal stylings to SBTRKT. The song is called “Wildfire” and as far as I can tell the album is self-titled, so look out for SBTRKT by SBTRKT soon. BBC’s Zane Lowe called it the hottest record in the world (“Great new weird and wonky Hottest Record from SBTRKT tonight. Featuring Little Dragon, ‘Wildfire’ is a great song adapted to the sub. Not the other way around. Which is nice.”) and you can follow SBTRKT on Twitter.
Catchy, right? It needs a few more listens, but immediately there’s a melodic line that compensates for any misgivings. I’m unsure if the rest of the band have played a part in this or not. Soulculture.co.uk say, “SBTRKT’s upcoming self-titled album which will be released on June 28th via Young Turks.”
Also, good luck to the band who play their home town tonight.