The group tell NME.COM they are now considering exactly how to release the song...

Dance pioneers MASSIVE ATTACK have teamed up with rapper MOS DEF to record new material, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The track, titled ‘Eye Against Eye’, has been recorded and was set to appear on an undisclosed film project, but the group are now considering other avenues for release.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM in London this afternoon (October 26), group member Robert ‘3-D’ Del Naja said that Mos Def sent a tape of the track to the Bristol-based collective, who put the finishing touches to the song.

He said: “We’re not sure what’s going to happen to it at the moment. It’s a good track actually, it’s called ‘Eye Against Eye’. He (Mos Def) did the lyrics and we completely reconstructed the track, took the lyrics off and started again in our usual fashion. Everyone really likes it so hopefully it’ll appear in some form or another.”

Massive Attack continue to work on their new album, due for release in 2002. A source close to the project told NME.COM vocalist Dot Allison has contributed guest vocals on two tracks during the album sessions, although this could not be officially confirmed at press time.

For a full Massive Attack feature, as well as exclusive news on the group’s new album, click back to NME.COM next week.