Without warning SBTRKT made his return to releasing music earlier this week by premiering a collaboration with The-Dream "Good Morning" on Beats 1 and then releasing it as a free download. He then unveiled a new a song with D.R.A.M. and Mabel "I Feel Your Pain" as the hottest record in the world with Annie Mac on BBC Radio One. In one fell swoop, he kept that momentum going, by releasing the project he had been teasing Save Yourself late last night/this morning in full. It has features from The-Dream, Sampha, D.R.A.M. and Mabel.
Eight tracks in total, it includes the two songs he had already unveiled, but also six more unheard and unreleased tracks from the UK-based producer. It has not one, but three songs with The-Dream and reconnects with his frequent collaborator Sampha, who frequently goes on tour with SBTRKT.
Speaking to Zane Lowe, SBTRKT spoke about the rare chemistry that he and The-Dream had when writing songs.
"I've worked with lots of new collaborators along my journey as being SBTRKT, but to find someone who fitted so well into my world was a real revelation."
Though they come from very different worlds, The-Dream's soulful and airy vocals fit remarkably well into the SBTRKT's soothing, synth heavy and occasionally hip-hop-influenced productions.
The instrumentals find SBTRKT trying out the most different sounds and bringing some of the most up-tempo production on the project since it is just him carrying the track.
Check out the full tracklist below and stream Save Yourself on YouTube. The full project can be purchased on iTunes here.
Save Yourself Tracklist:
02. Good Morning feat. The-Dream
03. I Feel Your Pain feat. D.R.A.M. & Mabel
04. TBD feat. Sampha
05. Revert feat. The-Dream
06. Ready Or Not
07. Let Them In
08. Bury You feat. The-Dream