“Put the album out in January”
According to Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja, there is now a firm plan in place regarding album number five.
“Our idea is to put an EP out now, go on the road, play the album live, put out three songs on our website before Christmas, put the album out in January and tour again.”
He pauses for a beat. “That might change, though.”
As always, don’t bet your house on a new Massive Attack release appearing in January, though this album does appear to be nearing some sort of conclusion.
Recording has been ongoing for the past few years. “We’ve got about 12 tracks almost mixed now,” says del Naja.
“On the record, we’ll have
He’s great. We started working with him in 2007 and luckily for us, it was before things got too mental for them.
“ has done some vocals for us and me and G spent a fortnight messing around in his studio so there are some other parts he has contributed to which are great fun. We’ve also had
and doing vocals.” Another guest vocalist is ex-Massive Attack member Tricky’s former sidekick.
“The one person who has been influential for us in terms of how this album sounds is Martina. She has an amazing personality and voice and we’ve also stuck our neck out for vocalists who have that unique thing going on which sets them apart. Martina has got that.
“As soon as we hooked up and started to work and got over the initial nerves, it was fucking great. A great voice, a great singer, a great writer, a real love of ours.”
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