Have You Heard?

Massive Attack and Ghostpoet - Come Near Me

Three masters of tension in a heartstring tug of war.

Massive Attack and Ghostpoet - Come Near Me

It’s hard to imagine two atmospheres better paired than those conjured by Ghostpoet and Massive Attack. Both paint effortless pictures in various gloomy shades, reflecting on the darker side of life with a whip-crack tautness. ‘Come Near Me’ is every bit as perfect in practise as it is on paper - three masters of tension in a heartstring tug of war.

With a sound not dissimilar to a dodgy phone line buzzing away in the background, Ghostpoet’s latest account of communication breakdown takes on a third dimension. “Don’t stand by the door / come near me,” he half-demands over crackling percussion, sounding more world-weary than ever. It’s an all-too-common tale of woe, given a menacing new slant - a cloudy-headed, industrial take on emotional exhaustion, it captures all elements of its meticulous construction at their peak.

Get tickets to watch Massive Attack live now.

Tags: Reviews, Ghostpoet, Listen, Massive Attack

More like this

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Stay Updated!

Get the best of DIY to your inbox each week.

Latest Issue

July/August 2024

With Fontaines DC, Kneecap, BERWYN, Wunderhorse and many more.

Read Now Buy Now Subscribe to DIY