EP Review: Massive Attack – Eutopia

Climate Energy, Tax Havens, Universal Basic Income. 

There’s no radio-friendly action on the Eutopia EP but if you were expecting that from Massive Attack, you haven’t paid attention for a long time.

From a Scottish perspective, Young Fathers are the collaborators who’ll garner most attention, but this isn’t about nationalistic nepotism. The two groups work brilliantly together and do so again here.

Saul Williams and Algiers are high-quality companions too; with the former’s velvet vocals counter-balancing the abhorrence which allow the rich to get notably richer.

The message wouldn’t be as strong if the backing wasn’t so infectious. The pulsating underlying music and vocals keep you connected as the narration details how and why the world is currently burning. 

We might wish bands didn’t have to lead the way in these matters, but given the paucity of thought and comment perforating mainstream consciousness, let’s take it any way we can.

Eutopia is out now.

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