In 2010, Trip Hop pioneers, Mazzy Star teamed with Hope Sandoval for one of the most sensual and sexy songs of the year, “Paradise Circle”. They’ve brought the magic back together in 2016 with a new collaboration called “The Spoils”. The one-time lead singer for the 90’s Dream-Pop band, Mazzy Star (remember their huge MTV hit – “Fade Into You”?) is the perfect vocalist for the moody English Trip-Hop band. Her soft breathy vocals wrap around the James Bond-like musical accompaniment and seductively mesmerize and tantalize more and more with each repeated listen. The music video features a major Hollywood cameo from Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, whose face gets transformed over the course of the six minute song. The single is from Massive Attack’s four track EP, “Ritual Spirit” that also includes a creepy collaboration with U.K. singer, Ghostpoet, for “Come Near Me”. This week Massive Attack just announced an upcoming new single “Dear Friend” which features spoken word vocals by James Massiah, so we’ll be keeping an watch for its release date.
MASSIVE ATTACK with HOPE SANDOVAL – “THE SPOILS”
MASSIVE ATTACK with HOPE SANDOVAL – “PARADISE CIRCLE”