Gorillaz have shared their latest instalment of their Song Machine series, ‘PAC-MAN’. The track features Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q and was produced with Prince Paul and Remi Kabaka Jr.
‘PAC-MAN’ marks the fifth instalment of the Song Machine series that kicked off back in January with the slowthai and Slaves collaboration ‘Momentary Bliss’. Following that, the band shared tracks ‘Désole’, ‘Aries’ and ‘Friday 13th’.
“Song Machine is a whole new way of doing what we do,” said Gorillaz drummer Russel explained of the series. “Gorillaz breaking the mould ’cos the mould got old.
“World is moving faster than a supercharged particle, so we’ve gotta stay ready to drop. We don’t even know who’s stepping through the studio next. Song Machine feeds on the unknown, runs on pure chaos. So whatever the hell’s coming, we’re primed and ready to produce like there’s no tomorrow. Y’know, just in case….”
In a BBC Radio interview on the day of the project’s launch, Albarn revealed he’d been in studio with the likes of Sampa The Great and ScHoolboy Q. A couple of days after releasing ‘Momentary Bliss’, the band hinted Tame Impala would also be making an appearance on Song Machine.
On July 13th, Splendour In The Grass revealed that Gorillaz would be heading down under in 2020 to take the headline spot Flume was originally slated to play, as the Sydney producer can no longer make the rescheduled date.
The lineup in all its glory is yet to be confirmed, but we can all relish in the knowledge that we’ll bear witness to Gorillaz tackling Friday, The Strokes headlining Saturday, and Tyler, The Creator headlining Splendour’s final night on Sunday.
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