Massive Attack are releasing a limited-editon EP in aid of War Child.
The ‘Atlas Air’ EP will mark the 15-year anniversary of the organisation’s ‘Help’ album, which saw a group of artists record a charity album in a limited time.
The release will feature the title track and a remix of it by the DFA‘s Tim Goldsworthy, plus new song ‘Redlight’, which features Elbow‘s Guy Garvey, and a remix of that track.
The release will be available digitally and on 12-inch vinyl which is limited to 1,000 numbered copies. A short film for ‘Atlas Air’ will also feature.
“The initial pitch to support War Child and ‘Help’ wasn’t difficult: children are the innocent victims of war. We were quick to get involved,” said the band’s Robert Del Naja of their involvement.
“What’s so great about War Child is they continue to make great albums and events. It wasn’t a one-off, it’s an ongoing project and that can have an effect long-term.”