Gorillaz Collaborate With Fatoumata Diawara On ‘Désolé’

Gorillaz team up with Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara on the new track “Désolé,” the second installment of their new Song Machine series.

The clip for “Désolé,” which means “sorry” in French, finds the band discovering a door in their Kong Studios that leads to a dock in Lake Como. Albarn and Diawara ride around in a speedboat, while the rest of the band takes in the scenery, except for Murdoc who can’t seem to cross the mysterious boundary between the studio and Lake Como.

Watch the video below.

Talking about the collaboration in a statement, drummer Russel Hobbs said “She’s an African Queen,” he said of Diawara. “This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about ‘Désolé’? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that’s not true… Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips.”

Gorillaz launched Song Machine, a new cartoon series that sees the band performing with different artists in their Kong Studios, last month with the track “Momentary Bliss.”

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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