Gorillaz unveil long-awaited project, ‘Song Machine: Season One—Strange Timez’ in full
Nearly a year in the making, Gorillaz‘s episodic project Song Machine: Season One—Strange Timez has finally come to full fruition. Preceded by seven distinctive singles and a uniquely formatted audiovisual campaign, the 17-track deluxe album spans an extensive list of collaborators including slowthai, Skepta, Beck, ScHoolboy Q, St. Vincent, JPEGMAFIA, Tony Allen, Elton John, EARTHGANG, and several more. In line with the Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett‘s brainchilds’ eccentric artistry, the latest delivery encompasses the virtual band’s genre-fluid pleasantries in yet another new mold.
Traversing indie, hip-hop, alternative, and electronic genres in vibrant shades of dance-inducing, sun-washed, rambunctious, mellow, and more sonic evocations, the inaugural Song Machine provides a multifaceted listening experience across its expansive collection of high-profile features. Ripe with organic instrumentation, the record offers up fresh stylings from the 22-year-old rock outfit in their conceptual experimentation.