Massive Attack happy with Albarn collaboration

Massive Attack were pleased that Blur's Damon Albarn agreed to work with them on their upcoming album 'Heligoland'.

Ben Sebborn

Date published: 27th Jan 2010

Massive Attack are pleased to have worked with Damon Albarn.

The 'Teardrop' hitmakers, who collaborated with the Blur front-man on their upcoming album 'Heligoland', said he was great to work with.

Robert '3D' Del Naja said: "Every time he applies himself to something you know that the soul and meaning he puts into it will define how great it always is.

"It's never just a casual dalliance with something, it's something he believes in, so getting him to concentrate on us for a period of time was really spectacular."

However, Robert admitted that Damon did try and set some limits to their project in the beginning.

He added: "Damon had said to us, 'I'm only going to do this if I don't get dragged into a Bristol time-warp for two years, I'm only going to work on major chords, no minor chords, and we're going to work from 10 until 4 in the afternoon', which didn't happen obviously."