Song Machine, the new Gorillaz album that’s due for release on October 23rd, is packed full of big name collaborations, the latest of which has been shared.
The Pink Phantom sees Damon Albarn teaming up with Elton John and 6LACK; Elton has described how this one came about. “I was in the studio in London and he was at the other end in Devon, but even remotely it was such an engaging and creative process,” he’s said.
“I’ve always loved Damon because he encompasses so many different sorts of music. He has his fingers in so many pies and although he’s achieved so much, he never sits still creatively. He’s constantly pushing forward and embracing the new, which is admirable and rare. He’s always working – he’s always doing something. He’s done so much to promote music from around the world, from Africa, from China, that people hadn’t previously heard and I really admire that.”
Other special guests on Song Machine include St. Vincent and Skepta, as well as previously shared collaborations with the likes of Slaves and slowthai.
Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez deluxe tracklist:
Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)
Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
Friday 13th (ft. Octavian)
Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)
Opium (ft. EARTHGANG)
Simplicity (ft. Joan As Police Woman)
Severed Head (ft. Goldlink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
With Love To An Ex (ft. Moonchild Sanelly)
MLS (feat. JPEGMAFIA and CHAI)
How Far? (ft. Tony Allen and Skepta)