Massive Attack recently joined forces with Mazzy Star frontwoman Hope Sandoval for a new song called “The Spoils”. Today, they’ve unveiled an eerie video for the song, starring none other than Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett.
Directed by John Hillcoat, known for The Road and Lawless, the clip sees a camera slowly revolving around Blanchett’s head. While Sandoval delivers her lovelorn vocals, the actress slowly begins to transform. It’s an unnerving deconstruction as the layers are constantly peeled back and the texture of her face is shifted, until all that is left is a featureless stone bust. Watch the video above.
“The Spoils” was released in conjunction with another track, “Come Near Me” featuring Ghostpoet. The video for that song can be seen here.