Published Apr 21, 2008Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have begun recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2003s 100th Window, collaborator Horace Andy revealed over the weekend. The singer revealed to the BBC he has so far recorded three tracks with the Bristol outfit and will join them live this summer.
"They send me lyrics, I go up, and we vibes you know? Andy told the BBC. "They play and I get the melody and [main member] 3D will give me the lyrics, and I will get a really wicked melody and sing the lyrics, and they go and work around it."
The reggae legend said Massive Attack, along with headlining UKs Glastonbury (June 27 to 29), plan to curate the 15th annual Meltdown Festival in London this June. Andy also said the band has a series of yet-to-be-announced UK tour dates in the works for the summer.
"I'm going on tour with them in June/July and I think they said they want me with acoustic and blah blah blah... Then I hear them say about the Meltdown," Andy said.
The forthcoming Massive Attack album will be their fifth (or eighth if you count 2006s Danny the Dog soundtrack and 2004s No Protection: Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor) and will reportedly feature performances from head Blur/Gorillaz man Damon Albarn, TV On the Radios Tunde Adebimpe, former Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval, and past collaborator Liz Fraser of now-defunct Cocteau Twins.
As of yet, no release date or title for the new Massive Attack record has been released.
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