The split between Tricky and Massive Attack is practically legendary. Although Tricky was a full member in the albums Blue Lines and Protection, he didn't work with the band after that. Now it's come to light that he and former Massive Attack members are looking to collaborate on some new material.
Tricky confirmed in a recent interview with BBC's 6Music that he had indeed spoken to members of Massive Attack about collaborating somehow, but nothing has really become of the idea since the original conversation.
"It was a good vibe. and he said, look, you know, we should work. And I said yeah, yeah, yeah ... but it's a long time ago, and I haven't got much ... I get bored of things very quickly. So now I'm into it, but once I start touring and stuff, and doing ... you know, I'm already thinking about my next record," he said. You can listen to the interview above.
Tricky split from Massive Attack in the nineties over creative differences and went off on his own. He found a chanteuse in Martina Topley-Bird and went on to create the magnificent soundscapes in albums like Maxinquaye and Pre-Millennial Tension.
"Things have softened up. We saw Tricky a couple of weeks ago in Paris and it was quite an amicable meeting after five or six years," said Grant 'Daddy G' Marshall when speaking to BBC's 6Music late last year. This might have been the conversation Tricky was talking about.
"I did actually ask Tricky to come on board for this album and there's talk about him maybe coming on the next album," he said.