Gorillaz Got The Cure's Robert Smith For Some "Strange Timez"

Gorillaz Got The Cure’s Robert Smith For Some “Strange Timez”

LISTEN: The sixth song from the Gorillaz “Song Machine” series is here, featuring the legendary frontman from The Cure

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The latest installment in the Gorillaz’s “Song Machine” series comes with a big announcement.

Over the course of the year the Gorillaz have been releasing music with a variety of different collaborators as part of their Song Machine audiovisual series. So far, the animated band of misfits have shared five tracks, including “Momentary Bliss” with slowthai and “Pac-Man,” featuring ScHoolboy Q. Now, alongside their sixth addition to the series, they’re finally ready to announce what this has all been leading up to: Song Machine: Season 1 – Strange Timez, a collection of 11 tracks (17 on the deluxe edition) that feature up-and-coming artists right next to legendary musicians. The title track for the series, their sixth release, “Strange Timez,” certainly falls into the latter category as it features The Cure‘s Robert Smith. The song is certainly, well strange, but that’s par for the course when you’re dealing with Damon Albarn— or should I say 2-D, Murdoc, Noodles and Russel.

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Season 1 – Strange Timez will feature 15 artists on the 11-song cut and 24 artists on the deluxe version, including 6LACK, Beck, CHAI, Earthgang, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Goldlink, Joan as Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Kano, Leee John, Moonchild Sanelly, Octavian, Peter Hook, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Skepta, Slaves, slowthai, St. Vincent, Tony Allen, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The audiovisual “album” will drop on October 23rd and in support of the release, Gorillaz have announced Song Machine Live. Taking place over two days, December 12th and 13th, the event promises a unique blend of visuals and a live Gorillaz performance featuring tracks from Song Machine: Season 1 – Strange Timez live for the first time. It will be globally via livestream on LiveNow in three time zones. Get more details on the performance here and check out the full track list below.

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Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez:

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

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez Deluxe:

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

You can find “Strange Timez (feat. Robert Smith)” from Gorillaz on our Tasty! Jams playlists.

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