Gorillaz continue Song Machine series with fourth installment, ‘Friday 13th’
The band has also been steadily releasing clips of the band members talking behind the scenes in the form of “Machine Bitez.” Episode eight of “Machine Bitez” accompanies the release of “Friday 13th” and offers a lighthearted look at the band discussing the connotation of the number 13, as well as the origins of Octavian’s name.
“Friday 13th” is a welcome addition to the Gorillaz discography. Powerful vocals from Octavian describe a white powder-induced confusion, singing, “I call my dealer, said, ‘Share the white with all of us’/ I told him, ‘We’ve been so nice, don’t turn on us’/ It’s funny how time flies by so fast?”
The song’s visual takes listeners down a sort of psychedelic highway, with the face of Octavian overseeing all. Watch the video and stream the full song below.