Hear Gorillaz Join Forces With Octavian On New Track ‘Friday 13th’

Gorillaz and French-British rapper/singer Octavian team up on the new song “Friday 13th,” the fourth installment of the group’s Song Machine series.

Drummer Russell provides some background about the song saying “Every day starts in the dark, and ends in the dark, but in the middle there is light.” The song’s accompanying video, directed by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett, was filmed during isolation. It features footage of Octavian rapping along with the heads of the Gorillaz members superimposed over psychedelic enhanced shots of speeding highways and tunnels.

Watch the video below.

Previously, Gorillaz released “Aries” (featuring Peter Hook), “Momentary Bliss” (featuring slowthai and Slaves) and “Désolé” (featuring Fatoumata Diawara) for the Song Machine series.

Gorillaz recently announced The Gorillaz Almanac, published by Z2 Comics. It will feature 120-plus full-color pages featuring co-creator Jamie Hewlett’s artwork for the band. The hardcover book will also include exclusive new artwork, the first-ever comic strip starring 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, along with  “puzzles, games and a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present.” Pre-order a copy here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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

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