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Massive Attack teases 'Eutopia' EP in cryptic posts, fans say they can't wait for 'best music of the year'

'The world needs more Massive Attack now more than ever!' posted a fan in reaction to the prospects of the band's first new music in four years
Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack (Getty Images)
Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack (Getty Images)

Trip-hop legends Massive Attack teased new music on social media on July 8. Specifically for a possible new EP, the group has been sharing strange posts on Instagram.

Three cryptic images were posted that look like photographic negatives, each sharing the same caption "#eutopiaEP." The second and most notable photo appears to be new cover art. It features the text of ‘Eutopia’ in the bottom right and "Massive Attack" on top. Seemingly more of a promotional collective effort, Robert "3D" Del Naja of the group also posted the same images and caption.

According to Consequence of Sound, the text is in the same font as the one that features on the cover of their 2016 EP, ‘Ritual Spirit’ and its follow-up 7″ ‘Spoils Come Near Me’ from the same year. If the 'Eutopia' EP comes to fruition, it will mark the band's first new music in four years.

Hyped fans have been quick to share their enthusiasm over the new posts. Many eager fans said they "can't wait" and are "Waiting for the best music of the year!" One shocked fan wrote, "Omg new music!?" Another said, "Gods be praised! Strange, I have been listening to Massive non-stop the past few days. It's as though I sensed it in the cosmos that you guys were up to something. Thank you for all your work." Another wrote, "The world needs more Massive Attack now more than ever!"

Massive Attack has been active and vocal on social media of late. In April, the band were slated to perform in 'Block By Blockwest: A Minecraft Music Festival' alongside Pussy Riot and IDLES. Due to the enormous demand, it led to a server crash, and subsequently, the festival was postponed until May. Massive Attack did not return for its second iteration.

The group also donated $12,600 (£10,000) in April to a crowdfunding campaign aiming to supply free meals to NHS staff and other frontline workers battling against the Covid-19 pandemic. In June, Massive Attack took to their social media to voice their support for Black Lives Matter protestors in their native Bristol who removed the statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston. On Twitter, they wrote, “Finally. The Colston statue should never have been a public monument. Its history could have been understood in a museum."