New Massive Attack Video
Cate Blanchett’s Face Transformation is the Highlight of the New Massive Attack Video
Incredible art and music combine for a rather intriguing mix in “The Spoils” video by Massive Attack, featuring Mazzy Star singer, Hope Sandoval. Some have mentioned that if Man Ray and Salvatore Dali were alive today, this would be a definite result of their collaboration. Cate Blanchett, one of the best actresses in Hollywood, serves as the model for the artistic presentation that morphs her face into everything from the digital to the wax, and finally into stone that refuses to give away details. The music video is directed by John Hillcoat, pretty much giving us six minutes of Blanchett’s head going through multiple stages of morphing, warping and decomposing. It is by far one of the most intriguing music videos of the year and the music only helps accentuate the magnificence of the changing human anatomy, though normally it would be the other way around, with the video accenting the musicality. Placed alongside the recent “Come Near Me” on the group’s Fantom app, it becomes clear that the group has a morbid sense of humor when it comes to creating what they call “sensory music” with “remixed and reformed songs” that glue you to the screen and give your ears something lovely to swim in. It is certainly not without its charms of course.
Massive Attack is an English trip trop group that had been formed back in 1988 and has multiple top tracks that are loved to this day, particularly from the ‘90s. With their debut album released in 1991, Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”) have been bringing us some awesome music for decades now. Five studio albums under their belt and over 11 million copies sold worldwide, Massive Attack has been scraping in the awards as well, from MTV Europe to Q, Brit to UK Music Awards; most of the awards were won in the ‘90s. It’s super exciting to be seeing their work now and the inclusion of Cate Blanchett can only help build up the popularity of the duo that make up the talented trip trop band.