Tricky_-_BlowbackCette semaine, je vous propose de revenir sur une chanson datant de 2001.
L’artiste, c’est Tricky, un nom reconnu de la scène Trip hop et la composition, c’est Excess, première chanson de l’album Blowback.

Celle-ci s’articule autour d’un trio de voix s’emmêlant dans une sensualité rythmée et hypnotique.

Tricky martèle avec assurance les lyrics comme des affirmations pendant que Stephanie McKay lui répond sans se démonter par des phrases courtes, véritables mantras contre la remise en cause permanente et pessimiste du chanteur. Alanis Morissette, par ses vocalises constantes, vient souligner l’intervention de Stephanie McKay, perdant encore plus l’auditeur dans cette ambiance perturbante, presque lancinante.

Cela va sans dire, cette composition a été largement exploitée dans le cinéma particulièrement dans Queen of the Damned où elle se fond à merveille dans l’univers vampirique sensuel.

Un régal pour les oreilles avec les lyrics comme à l’accoutumée😉

Tricky : 
I believe in
I deceive in
Bottom weaving
I can breathe in
Make a wish in
Flower fishing
Moving vibration
Mild relation
I’m jamaican on your radio station
Got a curse in
Could be worse in
You first
In a hearse in
Good as dead in
Nothing left in
Nothing left in
Some be heading
I need a head rest in
And a feed from a warm breast
A man making hits
For the childhood of hicks
Underground like
Who’s it sound like
You all sound the same
But you don’t know my name

Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people lying
I believe in people dying
I believe in people flying
I believe in people crying
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people balking
I believe in people talking
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people breathing
I believe in people being

Tricky: 
We all sound the same
You don’t know my name
Rearrange and
Things don’t change
Things remain
Feel the strain
Stress
Catch my breath
(There’ll be a new tale of)
Get some rest
(He and I)
From the mess
(In fact any time)
I couldn’t care less
(Every day)
Sugar cane
(Write fictional stories)
Is like smack to my vein
Shook fame
(If you want to)
But I don’t complain
(On the street)

Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in different reasons
I believe in breath through seasons
I believe when snow flakes fall
I believe in buildings tall
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay:
I believe in people bombing
I believe in people warring
I believe diseases coming
I believe that’s why I’m running
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay: 
Keep living
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay: 
Keep living

Tricky: 
(Alanis Morissette in the background)
You gotta ask
(There’ll be a new tale of)
Before he attacks
(He and I)
You got the flats
(In fact any time)
Dub my sacks
(Every day)
You’ve got the city
(Writing fictional stories)
Move out of the country
I’m scrunching
(If you want to)
Friends that are punchy
(On the street)

Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people falling
I believe in people warring
I believe diseases coming
I believe that’s why I’m running
Alanis Morissette:
Ah
Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people balking
I believe in people talking
Alanis Morissette:
Ah

Stephanie McKay: 
I believe in people breathing
I believe in people being
Alanis Morissette:
Ah

Stephanie McKay: 
Keep living…