Massive Attack will release their fifth album, Heligoland, on February 9 via Virgin. The new record will be the duo’s first studio full-length since 2003’s 100th Window, and the British trip-hop progenitors roped in quite a guest list of collaborators. TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Blur’s Damon Albarn and Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval (among others) all contribute vocals, Portishead’s Adrian Utley plays guitar on “Saturday Come Slow” and DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy also contributed to some of the tracks.
The duo has had a busy 2009 in preparation for next year’s new record. Massive Attack headlined the 2009 Bestival, a three-day festival in Robin Hill, England, and then embarked on their first UK tour in three years. They also released a four-track EP, Splitting The Atom, which previewed two tracks from the upcoming full-length (“Splitting The Atom” and “Pray For Rain”).
Track Listing For Heligoland:
01. Pray For Rain (Featuring Tunde Adebimpe)
02. Babel (Featuring Martina Topley-Bird)
03. Splitting The Atom (Featuring Robert del Naja/Grant Marshall/Horace Andy)
04. Girl I Love You (Featuring Horace Andy)
05. Psyche (Featuring Martina Topley-Bird)
06. Flat Of The Blade (Featuring Guy Garvey)
07. Paradise Circus (Featuring Hope Sandoval)
08. Rush Minute (Featuring Robert del Naja)
09. Saturday Come Slow (Featuring Damon Albarn)
10. Atlas (Featuring Robert del Naja)
Watch the teaser track ‘Splitting The Atom’ below: