Kate Moss Shows Ritual Dance in Massive Attack’s new video

Published on 18 March 2016


"I have always been a huge fan of Massive Attack and 3D has been a friend for many years," says Kate. "When he asked me to collaborate with him I didn't have to think twice. I always thought their visuals were amazing and I was proud to be in this video."

January saw the release of Massive Attack’s Ritual Spirit EP, the iconic Bristol group’s first release since their 2011 collaborations with Burial. Co-written and produced by the band's Robert “3D” Del Naja and Euan Dickinson, Ritual Spirit shows that Massive Attack have lost none of their flair for tense songwriting and claustrophobic atmospheres — nor have they lost their talent for finding like-minded collaborators. “Take It There” starring John Hawkes sees 3D reunited with Tricky, “Voodoo In My Blood” proves Scottish trio Young Fathers to be perfect sparring partners, and title track “Ritual Spirit” sees the group joined by smoky-voiced East London singer Azekel.
The videos for all three of those tracks are centred around the rituals of dance. In “Take It There” the protagonist dances with his demons, while “Voodoo In My Blood” sees actor Rosamund Pike possessed into movement by an outside force. The new video for “Ritual Spirit”, directed by 3D, Dusan Reljin and Hilde Pettersen Reljin, captures Kate Moss dancing spontaneously with trancelike results.
“Me and Kate have been friends for years, but had never collaborated, so last year we booked a studio with Medium and set up a shoot.” Del Naja explained in the release. “During the session Kate was dancing in the dark, lighting herself with a naked bulb. She perfectly captured the essence of this track… intimate and ritualistic.”
In the video which was directed by Medium and Massive Attack’s 3D aka Robert Del Naja, Kate Moss dances her way through the dark beats in a pitch black room while swinging a light bulb letting herself drifting into a peaceful trance.

“We edited it back in Bristol to keep it raw with no re-touching, I didn’t want to lose the spirit of that moment.” 

Watch the full video above.