Gorillaz are back! The British virtual band have released their first proper single in over a year with “Momentary Bliss,” which features fellow Brit and political hip-hip artist showthai and Sacremento-based post-hardcore band, Slaves.
“Song Machine is a whole new way of doing what we do,” said Gorillaz drummer Russel in a statement. “Gorillaz breaking the mould ’cos the mould 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….”
“Momentary Bliss” comes along with the announcement of the band’s seventh studio project, Song Machine, which is a new series where the Gorillaz will release songs one at a time. The videos are said to feature studio footage, along with interviews with the band’s collaborators, and chats with the Gorillaz cartoon members.