Gorillaz - Song Machine

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by thespider » 15 Feb 2020, 15:25

Slaves are the best punk band to emerge from the UK in at least 25 years. They're huge Blur fans so this must have been a dream project for them.

Love the song.
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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by Veikko » 25 Feb 2020, 00:43

Next episode coming soon, it features Fatoumata Diawara:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gorillaz/comme ... aboration/

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by northernmonkey » 27 Feb 2020, 14:56

The snippet preview for the 16:00 release today does sound promising. But surely releasing songs this way with a video, these songs are all going to need to be catchy enough to be singles, especially with the anticipation between releases and the promotion involved for each. I don't have a problem with this as such as it has been nice to hear new Gorillaz on the radio, but just the quality of the songs continue throughout this process. I hope Damon features heavily on the future tracks, don't really want the whole Humanz thing again.

On a plus, MB was an great start and the guests on the song couldn't have been much better

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by stephen » 27 Feb 2020, 15:40

Meh, if a song takes it takes, and if it doesn't it doesn't.

I guess if they like a particular song they may do more of an official video for it?

Last time I checked Tranz got 42 Million views which isn't bad considering how simple the song is.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by stephen » 27 Feb 2020, 16:08

Nice track, feels kinda dancy. Would be good at a festival.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by bugman » 27 Feb 2020, 16:23

fantastic track!!!!!! love it love it love it!

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by northernmonkey » 27 Feb 2020, 17:11

Much better than I thought it would be based on the snippet, I can see this growing on me by the listen. The preview of the next song sounds interesting, like the fact they are back to real instruments compared to the majority of Humanz.

Certainly a high quality for the first two songs, if I listened to a new Gorillaz album and these where the first two songs I'd be very excited for the rest, lets hope they keep it up.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by northernmonkey » 28 Feb 2020, 07:02

This is a great song, another great choice to collaborate with, maybe shouldn’t work but actually does really well. I never thought I’d be into a song that Damon goes from French to English but just sounds natural. I have to say the production quality on both songs hasn’t been this level since maybe Demon Days.

The video is good too, nice to see Damon featuring on these and I like the fact it shows the Magic Whip in the studio.

Let’s hope one of the future collaborators is Graham 😀

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by JackS » 28 Feb 2020, 09:29

This is absolutely great

One of the best songs he has done for years

Would be great if we get an “end of season” live show - could that be too much to hope for

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by TracyJosh » 28 Feb 2020, 12:24

Loving this new track.

Desole and Momentary Bliss capture the spirit of what makes the Gorillaz great more than anything on Humanz and The Now Now.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by John_d » 16 Mar 2020, 16:26

With a few weeks of hindsight - these have been really good tracks. Momentary Bliss has really grown on me. Could be a challenge to ever perform live though, it depends so much on Slowthai?

The videos have been great too. Do we know how the band is funding this? Are they still in partnership with EMI or is that all over?

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by northernmonkey » 24 Mar 2020, 12:13

Are we getting a new song this Thursday, seems to be a last Thursday in the month thing up to now. Certainly help lift a little if what is happening in our world at the moment.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by bugman » 24 Mar 2020, 16:11

northernmonkey wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 12:13
Are we getting a new song this Thursday, seems to be a last Thursday in the month thing up to now. Certainly help lift a little if what is happening in our world at the moment.
dont think so. no trailer, no machine bitez #6.

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by stephen » 25 Mar 2020, 10:29

bugman wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 16:11
northernmonkey wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 12:13
Are we getting a new song this Thursday, seems to be a last Thursday in the month thing up to now. Certainly help lift a little if what is happening in our world at the moment.
dont think so. no trailer, no machine bitez #6.
The song machine is well and truly on. This was posted yesterday.
https://twitter.com/gorillaz/status/1242576222078599168

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Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Post by bugman » 25 Mar 2020, 20:04

i know.... but still we dont have anything, so i think it's gonna be move to april

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