Gorillaz Tap slowthai & Slaves for New Single "Momentary Bliss"

A quasi-revival of Britain’s two-tone sound?

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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.

For more music news, watch Ecco2K’s video for “Peroxide.”

 

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