Massive Attack have enlisted Cate Blanchett for their new “The Spoils” music video, released Tuesday.
The visual focuses on the actress’ eroding face as it shapeshifts through a number of mediums, spanning from a simple wash of colored light to a plastic mask and skin-stripped muscle before finally settling on a stony, mummified cast. John Hillcoat, whose past credits include Bob Dylan and Depeche Mode videos, directed the clip.
“The Spoils,” which features Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval, is one of a trio of songs shared via the English trip-hop duo’s Fantom app in late July. They debuted the first video for the collection — “Come Near Me” — three days after the song’s release and previously recruited Kate Moss for a shadowy take on March entry “Ritual Spirit.”
Earlier this year, Massive Attack announced they’d release two EPs and an album in 2016. So far, they’ve released January’s Ritual Spirit.
Watch the video for “The Spoils” below.