Listen to The Streets’ new song ‘How Long’s It Been?’ featuring Flohio, from a new mixtape out this year

It's from one of two albums Mike Skinner is working on

The Streets have shared a new song called ‘How Long’s It Been?’.

Recorded live to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios, the new track features buzzy London rapper Flohio, and is taken from a new mixtape out later this year, which a press release describes as a “collaborative” effort.

“Flohio’s energy is insane,” Mike Skinner says of the collaboration. “She adds colour to a quite serious trap energy and
makes something just as unpredictable and homespun as anyone from Atlanta. She has the juice on stage.”

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Yesterday, it was revealed that The Streets are currently working on two new albums. “One of the reasons that I started [making music] again is because I’ve written a film, which is about a DJ,” Mike Skinner told the Daily Star in a new interview(via The List)

“And the album that I’ve written is kind of a musical; it’s part of the film.”

“While that’s happening, I’m doing a mixtape, which is a collaborations album,” he added, “and that will be out hopefully at the end of the summer,” before calling the new release “kind of like a Streets duet album”.

Though the band haven’t released a new album since 2011’s ‘Computers And Blues’, The Streets returned with the single ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ ahead of a reunion tour last year, and have sprinkled new material since then.

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The band recently headlined the John Peel Stage on the final night of this year’s Glastonbury.

In the NME review of the set, we said:

“People are positively pouring out of the sides of the tent and craning their necks to get a glimpse of Birmingham’s finest, Mike Skinner, for the much-loved stage’s final performance of the weekend.

“Good luck keeping your eye on Skinner, though, because within seconds he’s matching the explosive energy of the flare-popping crowd and jumping into the front row, uncorking a bottle of champagne as the triumphant, Bullring-referencing call-to-arms of ‘Turn The Page’ rings out.”

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