Massive Attack Release 'Ritual Spirit' EP, Premiere Video with Tricky
Published Jan 28, 2016Last week, word leaked that Massive Attack were prepping a physical release of the sounds from their Fantom app. The record has yet to arrive in our hands, but Ritual Spirit has now arrived online and is being pushed with a new music video for Tricky collaboration, "Take It There."
As previously reported, Massive Attack's Ritual Spirit EP features four brand new songs from the band, which were first revealed through their motion-sensitive, "sensory remixer" app, Fantom.
The app credited vocalist "thaws" on "Take It There," which led many to connect the dots that this was Tricky, since his real name is Adrian Thaws. That was later confirmed via band member Robert Del Naja's Instagram account, which leaked a portion of the art to Ritual Spirit. The track marks the first proper collaboration between Tricky and Massive Attack since 1994's Protection LP.
You'll find the new, shadowy alley-set music video for the slow-creepin' "Take It There" down below.
Additionally, Ritual Spirit has Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall working alongside Young Fathers ("Voodoo In My Blood"), Roots Manuva ("Dead Editors") and Azekel ("Ritual Spirit"). A physical due date has yet to be revealed, but the EP is streaming now via services like Spotify and can be purchased via digital retailers like iTunes. The release comes via Virgin/EMI.
According to reports, a second EP is in the works that has been written and co-produced by Daddy G. Better yet, a proper new Massive Attack album is reportedly slated to arrive later this year.
You'll find Massive Attack's new Ritual Spirit EP and video streaming below.