The Cribs collaborate with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo on new single 'I Don't Know Who I Am'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to drop in the coming months, The Cribs have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'I Don't Know Who I Am' sees them team up with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'Running Into You' in previewing their new LP 'Night Network', which arrives on the 13th November via Sonic Blew/[PIAS].

Speaking about the new offering, they said, "'I Don't Know Who I Am' (although ultimately quite different) came together in much the same way as "Be Safe" did back in 2006 - we had a recording of a long, improvised noise-jam which we then tried to refine into a more cohesive song structure. Due to the similarities in the writing process, it made us think of Lee again...we had initially requested that he play noise guitar over the track, because we wanted to keep it somewhat abstract and create the impression of the melodies just kind of emerging out of the static...but he went beyond the call of duty and also added some beautiful vocal harmonies too, out at the Sonic Youth studio in New Jersey.

"Working with Lee on "Be Safe" was without question one of the highlights of our career as a band, and we think that "I Don't Know Who I Am" is a worthy follow up collaboration. We are very proud of how it turned out. Lyrically, the song addresses the disconnect that Ryan and myself have always had with our biological paternal lineage - and how that may have shaped our views on masculinity, gender roles, and the men we ultimately grew up to be."

Have a listen to 'I Don't Know Who I Am' in the player below.

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