Watch Massive Attack’s Eutopia EP … Today, the legendary trip-hop act posted three images to their official Instagram with the hashtag #eutopiaEP, one of which looks like possible cover art. Torres Describes Harrowing 48 Hours Trying to Return Home, The Viral Countdown: The Race to React to COVID-19, The Cost of Coronavirus: How Young Guv Ended Up Stranded, Miley Cyrus Embraces Her Rock Star Destiny on, Ariana Grande Delivers Sultry Yet Forgettable R&B on. Keep an eye out on Massive Attack’s Instagram for more details on Eutopia. Watch the visuals of Massive Attack’s new material createe by AI artist Mario Klingemann below. By working with three experts, we’ve created a sonic and visual dialogue around these global, structural issues; taking the form of climate emergency, tax haven extraction and Universal Basic Income. Eutopia is a warning sign for a world on the precipice of destruction, a harsh look at a dire future, and an urgent plea for change. Massive Attack are up to something, and it could mean new music is just around the corner. One half of the duo, Robert “3D” Del Naja, also posted the same photos with the same hashtag on his personal Instagram, which makes this seem like a coordinated promotional effort and not just cryptic posting. In this sense, Eutopia is the opposite of spelling mistake.”. Massive Attack has taken the medium of music, weaponized its mainstream accessibility, and fired a desperate flare to call for help. Aside from the historical inspiration, Massive Attack brought on the talents of Algiers, Saul Williams, and Young Fathers as well as three political speakers — Christiana Figueres, who penned the UN Paris Climate Agreement; Guy Standing, who’s behind universal basic income theory; and Gabriel Zucman, the economics professor from UC Berkley behind the “wealth tax” policy in the U.S. Massive Attack went on their Mezzanine anniversary tour with Liz Fraser last year, and MA member Robert “3D” Del Naja sold some of his art to raise funds for the Bristol Food Union. A post shared by Massive Attack (@massiveattackofficial) on Jul 8, 2020 at 7:50am PDT, The No. The three-track record was inspired by Thomas More’s 16th-century text Utopia. Their last full-length album came with Heligoland from 2011. Back in April, the UK icons were supposed to play a virtual Minecraft Music festival called Block by Blockwest alongside acts like Pussy Riot, IDLES, HEALTH, and more. Massive Attack is back with Eutopia, their first music since 2016’s Ritual.. So the Eutopia EP should probably be viewed as an entire package -with the music, visuals and political commentary all coming together in only the kind of way Massive Attack can do these things. Massive Attack talk about the new music in statement: “Lockdown exposed the best aspects and worst flaws of humanity. Massive Attack is back with Eutopia, their first music since 2016’s Ritual. Back in 2018, they released a remastered deluxe edition of their pivotal 1998 album Mezzanine, and last year they embarked on a sprawling North American tour dubbed “Mezzanine XXI”. If Eutopia does end up materializing into an EP, it will be Massive Attack’s first batch of new music since 2016’s Ritual Spirit EP and the subsequent Spoils Come Near … The spirit of this EP, its elements and ideas have nothing to do with naïve notions of an ideal, perfect world, and everything to do with the urgent & practical need to build something better. To finish off this blog post, lets hear it from Massive Attack’s own description of the Eutopia EP from today’s press release. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines, These were the top-selling vinyl records of 2010s, New Reality TV Show Based on The Sims Is Coming to TBS, Washed Out on Purple Noon, Sunsets, and ’80s Ballads, Ranking: Every AC/DC Album from Worst to Best, Ricky Schroder Defends Posting Bail for Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, Creed's Scott Stapp: Even My Kids Mock My "Over-the-Top" Singing, Sammy Hagar: Van Halen "Kitchen Sink" Tour Would've Rocked Despite a "Not User Friendly" David Lee Roth, Eric Clapton Teams with Van Morrison for Anti-Lockdown Protest Song "Stand and Deliver", Free CBD Gift When You Buy Any of Our CBD Products, This Network Saved the Charlie Brown Holiday Specials, The New Star Wars Holiday Special Is Streaming Here, Get a Free Thanksgiving Gift with Every T-Shirt or Mask. All three pictures feature an inverted color scheme, but the most noteworthy one is adorned with text: the band’s name on top, and the word “Eutopia” in the bottom right. Sadly, Massive Attack did not participate in the May edition of the fest. However, as MTV News reported, the hype for Massive Attack was so overwhelming that the festival’s servers crashed before the opening acts could even take the “stage,” and the whole thing was abruptly postponed. It’s worth noting that the font on the cover art for those two releases is the same font that appears on the Eutopia EP teaser art, another promising sign that this is all to tease new material. If Eutopia does end up materializing into an EP, it will be Massive Attack’s first batch of new music since 2016’s Ritual Spirit EP and the subsequent Spoils Come Near Me 7-inch from that same year. That period of uncertainty and anxiety forced us to meditate on the obvious need to change the damaging systems we live by.