It was a nice surprise to see a mysterious video from the super animated group The Gorillaz. It turns out that the mysterious video is part of a new project called “Song Machine.” And now they’ve dropped the first song and visuals for the song “Momentary Bliss” featuring UK’s Slowthai and the duo Slaves.
“Song Machine” is not your typical album release, instead it is a music and cartoon series and the aforementioned song and video is the first episode.
According to the press release, “Song Machine” is the cartoon music contraption from 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen. Season one will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as-yet-unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned.
In addition to each of the episodes, there will be bite-sized conversations between cartoon band members and real-life collaborators called Machine Bitez. You can listen to them via streaming platforms.
Gorillaz drummer added Russel, “Song Machine is a whole new way of doing what we do. Gorillaz breaking the mold ‘cos the mold got old. World is moving faster than a supercharged particle, so we’ve gotta stay ready to drop. We don’t even know who’s stepping through the studio next. Song Machine feeds on the unknown, runs on pure chaos. So whatever the hell’s coming, we’re primed and ready to produce like there’s no tomorrow. Y’know, just in case…”