Gorillaz release seventh ‘Song Machine’ inclusion guest starring Elton John and 6lack
The Gorillaz‘ Song Machine returns for its seventh installment, this time borrowing the talents of musical icon, Elton John. The new track, titled “The Pink Phantom,” sketches an animated Sir Elton into the audiovisual Gorillaz universe for a rock-ballad adventure, polished by additional vocal contributions from rapper 6lack.
Although Elton John is as revered in the music industry as they come, the knighted piano deity commented on the honor of creatively working alongside Gorillaz, stating,
“I’ve always been a Gorillaz fan anyway, so when he asked me to do a Gorillaz track–it was a no brainer. I’m so very, very happy that that’s come about.”
Gorillaz will be presenting the first season of the song machine in its entirety come the end of this year with a global livestream. The group currently has three events scheduled across December 12 and 13, for the sake of appealing to different timezones, with ticket packages now available.
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