The Spoils (song)

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"The Spoils"
MassiveAttack TheSpoils.jpg
Single by Massive Attack
B-side"Come Near Me"
Released29 July 2016 (2016-07-29)
LabelVirgin EMI
  • Robert Del Naja
  • Adrian Thaws
  • Grant Marshall
  • Stew Jackson
Massive Attack singles chronology
""Four Walls" / "Paradise Circus""
"The Spoils"

"The Spoils" is a single by British group Massive Attack, released on 29 July 2016.[1] The title song features Mazzy Star singer-songwriter Hope Sandoval, in what is her third collaboration with the band, after "Paradise Circus" from the album Heligoland (2010),[2] and the non-album single "Four Walls" (2011).[3] The b-side, "Come Near Me," features British musician Ghostpoet.

A music video for the second song "Come Near Me", directed by Ed Morris and featuring Kosovan actress Arta Dobroshi, was released the same day as the single.[1] The videoclip for "The Spoils", featuring Cate Blanchett and directed by Australian director John Hillcoat, was released on 9 August 2016.[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Spoils" (featuring Hope Sandoval)
  • Del Naja
  • Thaws
  • Marshall
  • Jackson
2."Come Near Me" (featuring Ghostpoet)
  • Del Naja
  • Thaws
  • Marshall
  • Jackson
Total length:10:41




  • Iván Bello – assistant recording engineer
  • Bruno Ellingham – mixing
  • Roberto Morlán Gómez – orchestral recording engineer
  • Victor Vazquez – assistant recording engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering engineer


Chart (2016)
  • Peak
  • position
France (SNEP)[5] 53

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Massive Attack Release "Come Near Me" New Video, Plus Hope Sandoval Collaboration". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Album review: Massive Attack - 'Heligoland' (Virgin)". NME.COM. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ "BMI / Repertoire Search / "Four Walls"". BMI. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Cate Blanchett stars in Massive Attack's new music video". The Independent. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  5. ^ " – Massive Attack feat. Hope Sandoval – The Spoils" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 14 November 2016.