- 04 Jun 21
The Bristol trip-hop musician has announced her first album in over eleven years with this release.
Martina Topley-Bird, best known for her Mercury prize nominated album, Quixotic, and her collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Tricky, has released a new EP to get you excited for her upcoming album.
The three-track record, Pure Heart, co-produced with 3D from Massive Attack (aka Robert Del Naja), is designed as a teaser for her recently announced album, Forever I Wait.
She describes the EP as "an ode to my young teens, the time when I first really got into music in a devotional and tribal sense. It speaks of fears and desires, represents all new beginnings and states the quiet determination to follow the muse where it will lead."
Bird and 3D have worked together many times in the past, with the Bristol-based singer appearing on 'Psyche' and 'Babel' from the Bristol band's 2010 album Heligoland.
Her upcoming album will also feature Rich Morel, Christoffer Berg, Benjamin Boeldt and Tiadiad. She says the album will be "a trip through my psyche, switching through different states and frequencies of emotions and reflections." It will be her first record since 2010's Some Place Simple.
Massive Attack have also been announced as one of the headliners for the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona next year. The festival will also have plenty of Irish interest in 2022, with the likes of Fontaines DC and CMAT amongst others appearing over the two weekends.
Pure Heart contains three tracks on Martina Topley-Bird's new album Forever I Wait, released on September 10. Listen to the EP below.