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Young Fathers & Massive Attack Share The Creepy 'Voodoo in My Blood' Video, Starring Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike gets possessed by an evil floating sphere in Massive Attack and Young Fathers' new music video.

Young Fathers. Photo courtesy of the artist.


Trip hop veterans Massive Attack and Young Fathers drop the video for “Voodoo In My Blood,” their collaboration off Massive Attack’s Ritual Spirit EP from last year.

The Ringan Ledwidge-directed music video is a creepy and uneasy affair that follows actress Rosamund Pike (who you might remember as the very creepy "girl" in Gone Girl) to a deserted subway station where she becomes overpowered by an evil floating sphere that takes control of her body and mind.

"Am I involved?... Someone said the girl in the video looks like me. I have been to the Joe Strummer subway. I did have a strange encounter there once." Pike mentions in a press release.

Watch Massive Attack and Young Fathers’ “Voodoo In My Blood” below. Young Fathers are currently supporting Massive Attack on an extensive European tour before embarking on their own North American dates.

Interview

Angelique Kidjo Writes a Love Letter to 'Mother Nature'

We talk to the Beninese musical icon about assembling her new album on Zoom and the "bigger than COVID-19" threat that lies ahead!

The kind of infectious energy that lives within Angelique Kidjo can't be contained by Zoom. Her zest for life reaches out far beyond any screen, and burns stronger than the fastest internet connection.

"I can't wait until we're in person hugging again," she enthuses soon after joining our Zoom meeting to discuss her latest album Mother Nature. Having been on the receiving end of a hug from the four-time Grammy-winning singer, I know exactly what I'm missing out on. "Me too," I say, as I wrap my arms around my laptop, my face squishing the screen. "No, no," she retorts. "I don't want that. You keep it. I want the real deal," she chuckles, her full-bodied trademark laughter lovingly admonishing me.

The Benin-born musician is preparing to release Mother Nature, a collection of songs reflecting our one Earth, and cementing her status as an African musical icon. Collaborating with the likes of Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Sampa the Great, Shungudzo and more, Kidjo's crossing through time and space, over age and country through Mother Nature's themes and stories. Each track is infused with a vigor that only she possesses — the kind that shares a significant message even as the listener is called to just dance or sing along.

Below, Angelique Kidjo reminisces about making the album, and chats us through her hopes and dreams for it!

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