Just days ago, Gorillaz began teasing a new project called Song Machine, sharing a clip of its first “season.” Yesterday it was revealed that the project was in fact, a series of collaborative singles in the form of “episodes” that would be released throughout the year. Today the first installment titled “Momentary Bliss” has arrived.
Tapping sociopolitically-charged British upstart slowthai and UK punk pairing Slaves, the single is about as classic as it gets for Gorillaz. A silky fusion of punk rock and electronic remain at the track’s forefront, as if resembling Britain’s notorious two-tone sound. Slaves vocalist Isaac Holman handles the chorus while slowthai and 2D jump on the verses, exchanging references about Radiohead and the Bible, with slowthai exemplifying his comedic-yet-sincere candor through a variety of intricate wordplay.
You can stream “Momentary Bliss” feat. slowthai and Slaves below and watch the accompanying video documenting the track’s recording sessions above.
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