Trip hop duo Massive Attack have told BBC 6Music they are planning a fresh, more instrumental outlook for their new album, the follow-up to this February’s ‘Heligoland‘.
In an interview with the digital radio station, Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja revealed they will also avoid collaborations on the new record, after working with the likes of Damon Albarn and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey on ‘Heligoland‘. “The last record was very different because it was very communal and we worked with people we knew rather than giving people a shot in the dark,” he explained.
“It was more kind of let’s get together with some people we’ve already got relationships with like Damon and Guy, and I guess it gave it a different feel. Maybe we’ll work with less people, maybe we’ll do something a bit more symphonic and instrumental. It could be completely different on every level.”
Later, Del Naja also spoke of the duo’s sustained success, sighting their willingness to take their time over new material as one reason for their longevity: “I think the reason we’ve been doing this for such a long time is because we’ve not been in a hurry or burned out all too early. We’ve just kept doing it all at our own pace and doing things the way we want to do them.”