Gorillaz “Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez” Set For Release

Gorillaz started the year with Episode 1 – ‘Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves’ – off Song Machine, a whole new concept from one of the most innovative bands around. Now, six episodes in, Noodle, 2D, Murdoc and Russel have visited Morocco and Paris, London and Lake Como, as well as travelling all the way to the moon, and Gorillaz is ready to bring you the full collection. Titled Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez, out on 23rd October 2020 with physical releases on standard CD, vinyl and cassette; plus the 17-track Deluxe and Super Deluxe box sets. Not forgetting the bulging full-colour, one-of-a-kind 210-page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.

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Song Machine is the ongoing and ever-evolving process which has seen Gorillaz joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of 17 tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, as well as CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and of course Tony Allen.

The latest episode, Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith sees our heroes on the moon, in full magnificent Jamie Hewlett technicolour, spinning around the world at night, spinning around until the sun comes up, strange time to see the light.

And coming on 12th and 13th December is SONG MACHINE LIVE, featuring a unique blend of visuals and live Gorillaz performance with songs from Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez performed live for the first time globally via livestream on LiveNow in three time zones. The livestream performance best suited for an Australian audience will run at 9pm Saturday 12th December AEST. For more information visit LIVENow.

Further Information:

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here.
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here.
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here
Watch Episode 5 – Pac-Man ft ScHoolboy Q – here

Follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – FORMATS INFORMATION:

Standard: (11 tracks) CD & 12” Vinyl & Digital Download;
Deluxe Vinyl Edition: (17 tracks) Hardback Art Book and x3 Art Prints, 2x 12” Vinyl, CD, Digital Download;
Limited Edition Super Deluxe Edition: (17 tracks) Hardback Art Book, 2x 12” Vinyl, 11 7” Vinyl, 11x Art Prints, CD, Crankshaft Music Box, plus Digital Download);
Song Machine Mixtape Cassettes: 4x, Character curated, each selecting 11-12 tracks from the Deluxe Edition.

Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez – FULL TRACKLISTING:

  1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
  2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
  3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)
  4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
  6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
  7. Aries (ft. Peter Hook and Georgia)
  8. Friday 13th (ft. Octavian)
  9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
  10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
  11. Momentary Bliss (ft. slowthai and Slaves)

Deluxe – TRACKLISTING:

  1. Strange Timez (ft. Robert Smith)
  2. The Valley of The Pagans (ft. Beck)
  3. The Lost Chord (ft. Leee John)
  4. Pac-Man (ft. ScHoolboy Q)
  5. Chalk Tablet Towers (ft. St Vincent)
  6. The Pink Phantom (ft. Elton John and 6LACK)
  7. Aries (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia)
  8. Friday 13th (ft. Octavian)
  9. Dead Butterflies (ft. Kano and Roxani Arias)
  10. Désolé (ft. Fatoumata Diawara) (Extended Version)
  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 (feat. JPEGMAFIA and CHAI)
  17. How Far? (ft. Tony Allen and Skepta)
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