As some readers may know I’ve got a bit of history with The Roots’ Okayplayer organization. That’s never stopped me from being a harsh critic of their musical output though.
With that said, I’m proud to present the best single the band has released since “You Got Me”. It’s a remarkably Tricky-esque downtempo slab of gloom featuring the voice of singer Patty Crash called “Never”.
Incidentally the video clip bears more than a few similarities to the video for “You Got Me”. I mean, everybody’s not necessarily dead, but the rapture is kinda the same deal, right?
“Never” is from The Roots’ eleventh album ‘…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin’, which is in stores now on the Def Jam label.