Hear Gorillaz And Robert Smith Team Up On ‘Strange Timez’

Gorillaz have shared their new single “Strange Timez” featuring the iconic Robert Smith of The Cure.

The latest installment of the Gorillaz’s Song Machine series premiered this morning on BBC Radio 6 Music, where Dalmon Albarn revealed that he and Smith worked on the song through email.

Listen to the song below.

Along with the song comes news that Gorillaz will officially release all the tracks from season 1 of Song Machine on the upcoming album, Strange Timez, out October 23rd. The album will feature the previous six Song Machine tracks, along with new collaborations with Beck, Elton John, 6lack, Leee John, Kano and Roxani Arias.

A deluxe edition will include additional collaborations with St. Vincent, Earthgang, Joan as Police Woman, Goldlink, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Moonchild Sanelly, Jpegmafia and Chai. The previously released one-off single “How Far?” featuring Skepta and late Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, will also be included on the deluxe edition.

Pre-order Strange Timez here.

Gorillaz will celebrate the first season of Song Machine with a special ticketed livestream performance on December 12th and 13th. Get tickets here.

Song Machine: Season 1 – Strange Timez tracklisting:

01. Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)
02. The Valley of The Pagans (feat. Beck)
03. The Lost Chord (feat. Leee John)
04. Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
05. Chalk Tablet Towers (feat. St Vincent)
06. The Pink Phantom (feat. Elton John and 6LACK)
07. Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
08. Friday 13th (feat. Octavian)
09. Dead Butterflies (feat. Kano and Roxani Arias)
10. Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
11. Momentary Bliss (feat. slowthai and Slaves)

Song Machine: Season 1 – Strange Timez Deluxe tracklisting:

01. Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)
02. The Valley of The Pagans (feat. Beck)
03. The Lost Chord (feat. Leee John)
04. Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
05. Chalk Tablet Towers (feat. St Vincent)
06. The Pink Phantom (feat. Elton John and 6LACK)
07. Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
08. Friday 13th (feat. Octavian)
09. Dead Butterflies (feat. Kano and Roxani Arias)
10. Désolé (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
11. Momentary Bliss (feat. slowthai and Slaves)
12. Opium (feat. EARTHGANG)
13. Simplicity (feat. Joan As Police Woman)
14. Severed Head (feat. Goldlink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
15. With Love To An Ex (feat. Moonchild Sanelly)
16. MLS (feat. JPEGMAFIA and CHAI)
17. How Far? (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta)

 

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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