Four Tet made BACK2THESTART months ago on a plane, saying, “no idea what I was thinking or why it exists,” but his fans are glad he’s finally shared the track, and it’s just one more reminder of the producer’s amazing skill.
Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, also goes by a handful of alternate monikers including KH, under which he drops BACK2THESTART. After playing it out in his live sets, fans were curious to know the track’s title; months later, and the producer has decided to share the track as a free download. The seven-minute heater comes on the tail-end of the surprise July release of his Morning/Evening LP and is another example of Four Tet’s dexterous use of strange samples and distortion. It samples both Ellie Goulding and Cheryl Cole’s vocals set against an ambling bassline and muted drum riffs, making for a beautiful intersection of the pop sphere and Four Tet’s experimental inclination.
You can pick up the track for free at his SoundCloud here.