Gorillaz Enlists The Cure's Robert Smith for New 'Song Machine' Cut "Strange Timez"

‘Song Machine: Season 1’ will feature appearances from 6LACK, EarthGang and more.

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The Gorillaz have tapped the Godfather of Goth Robert Smith for their new Song Machine cut, “Strange Timez.”

The sixth episode in the series’ first season, the interstellar track clocks in at nearly four minutes and arrives with an accompanying music video that sees the group making their own moon landing. The Cure frontman is shown in different forms — the face of the moon, the screen of an orbiting satellite and the face of a portal to another dimension — as he sings an eerily accurate description of life in 2020, “Strange time to be alive.”

In addition to the new collaborative joint, Gorillaz also announced the full collection of Song Machine Season 1 under the new single’s title. Strange Timez will feature a total of 11 tracks with 15 featured artists and a total of 17 tracks and 24 featured artists on the deluxe version. The list of guests includes 6LACK, Beck, CHAI, Earthgang, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Goldlink, Joan as Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Kano, Leee John, Moonchild Sanelly, Octavian, Peter Hook, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Skepta, Slaves, slowthai, St. Vincent, Tony Allen, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

Watch Gorillaz and Robert Smith’s music video above. Song Machine: Season 1 —Strange Timez drops October 23.

Elsewhere in music, Conway The Machine and Method Man shared a visual for “Lemon.”

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