Massive Attack’s new EP features Young Fathers, Algiers and Saul Williams.
Massive Attack have released a new EP, Eutopia. Featuring collaborations with Young Fathers, Algiers and Saul Williams, the new EP was recorded during lockdown and is accompanied by a series of AI-generated visuals made by artist Mario Klingemann.
Eutopia also features spoken-word passages from Paris Climate Agreement author Christiana Figueres, founder of the Universal Basic Income Principle Professor Guy Standing and inventor of the US “Wealth Tax” policy Professor Gabriel Zucman.
Speaking about the project, Massive Attack said: “Lockdown exposed the best aspects and worst flaws of humanity. That period of uncertainty and anxiety forced us to meditate on the obvious need to change the damaging systems we live by. 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.
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. In this sense, Eutopia is the opposite of spelling mistake.”
Head to Massive Attack’s Instagram to listen to and watch Eutopia now. Take a look at the EP’s artwork below.