Massive Attack have today premiered the brand new video for ‘Voodoo In My Blood’. Directed by Ringan Ledwidge, the video is available to watch right now here:
“Am I involved?… Someone said the girl in the video looks like me. I have been to the Joe Strummer subway. I did have a strange encounter there once.” – Rosamund Pike
‘Voodoo In My Blood’ is taken from Massive Attack’s ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, which was written and produced by the band’s Robert del Naja and long term studio collaborator Euan Dickinson. The track features vocals by Young Fathers, described by Del Naja as “currently the best band in the world”. The EP also features the return of Tricky (on ‘Take It There’) in addition to collaborations with Roots Manuva (‘Dead Editors’) and newcomer Azekel (‘Ritual Spirit’).
‘Voodoo In My Blood’ is the second film to be made for the ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, It follows the Hiro Murai-directed video for ‘Take It There’, which starred the Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes.
With his latest album Adrian Thaws out now on his own False Idols imprint, Tricky unveils the striking music video for the single “Sun Down,” which features guest vocals from Tirzah. Actor Norman Reedus of the hit television show ‘The Walking Dead’ co-stars with Tricky, along with actress Mizuo Peck (Night At The Museum, A Case of You).
The music video, which Tricky directed himself, was shot in Brooklyn and features Reedus and Tricky playing fictionalized versions of themselves dealing with the ugly fallout of a domestic dispute.
“It was so good working with Norman and Mizuo,” says Tricky. “Lee Jaffe has been telling me for a long time I need to direct more. Working with Norman and Mizuo have really inspired me to go and direct another movie.”
The introduction to the video is soundtracked by the Young Fathers remix of Tricky’s “Nicotine Love.”
The Adrian Thaws album continues a prolific period for Tricky, following last year’s acclaimed False Idols album. The record features collaborations with Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Blue Daisy, Oh Land, Bella Gotti, and Francesca Belmonte. A remix package for “Sun Down” is due in September.
Straight out of Edinburgh via Nigeria and Liberia, Young Fathers flip Tricky‘s new single ‘Nicotine Love‘ feat. Francesca Belmonte upside down, adding their own verses and twisting the track into a dark, haunting R&B cut from the future. Click here to get your free download of the remix! The original track is available to download now on iTunes, where you can also pre-order the upcoming album.
Adrian Thaws is out on September 8th 2014 on False Idols in association with !K7 Records. A 2LP Vinyl Gatefold and Deluxe Hard Case CD edition featuring a two bonus tracks and an exclusive booklet comprising never before seen photos from Tricky’s youth are available to pre-order now via the !K7 store, hand signed by the artist.