Lock The Locks

Album: Computers And Blues (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Computers And Blues finds Mike Skinner calling time on his Streets name, and on this album closer he raps about moving on. Said Skinner to The Daily Record: "Recording this song did make me emotional, but it didn't make me emotional about The Streets. It made me emotional about leaving jobs, which I have done... though not for a long time, admittedly."
  • The song features British singer-songwriter Clare Maguire, who was announced on January 3, 2011 as coming in fifth place in the BBC Sound of 2011 list of the most promising new artists. She told Digital Spy about the collaboration: "Being in the studio with Mike Skinner was amazing - apparently Mike said to my manager while I was singing, 'Oh I didn't realise she could write as well!' He took away the chorus I'd come up with it and put his own song around it, which is just insane and brilliant."

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