So far in 2022, we’ve had a ton of great music releases and comebacks. And without a doubt, one of the most exciting comes from the hand of Gorillaz, who started a world tour that has even passed through Mexico to play at the Pulso GNP festival in Querétaro.
And well, there have been many shows of the virtual group at the same time that Damon Albarn has given the surprise on different occasions, appearing as a guest of Billie Eilish and Flume at Coachella, or bringing artists like the Argentine rapper Trueno to his own sets.
As we told you, Gorillaz finally brought us the official video for the song “Cracker Island” in collaboration with the Thundercat raffle (frequent collaborator of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and more). The song had already been played in some previous shows and was officially released on platforms at the end of June, but it is not until now that the official clip was shown.
But it’s not just them on this fascinating track, as Greg Kurstin (who has worked with the Foo Fighters) and Remi Kabaka Jr also joined the production.
The track brings a sinister funk vibe that won’t let them stay still and of course, Thundercat’s hypnotic bass is heard breaking it with his characteristic style of playing. Meanwhile, in the video our favorite virtual band arriving at a hospital being further questioned by the police after apparently wreaking havoc on the streets of Hollywood. Here the video clip directed by Jamie Hewlett.
What are they planning?
In the official release statement, the 2D character said, “It’s good to be back, I’m good at our new tune, it brings back weird and scary memories of things that haven’t happened yet.” You know, pure mystery with Gorillaz.
But the strangest thing about it is that the virtual band is inviting its fans to register on a website called ‘The Last Cult’, of which Murdoc Niccals proclaims himself the “Great Leader”. They only ask for your email and that’s it, so don’t doubt that a big surprise is coming.
Meanwhile, below we leave our interview with Damon Albarn with whom we talked a few months ago regarding the release of the album The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows from his solo project.