Gorillaz announce new track 'Garage Palace' featuring Little Simz
Our favourite virtual band created by musical icon Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett have shared a surprise new track, Garage Palace featuring Little Simz. The song has already been raucously received at their live shows and now it comes accompanied by a brilliantly retro 8-bit video game visualiser.
Collaborating with Little Simz’ illustrator McKay Felt and director Noah Harris, this video adds to their long run of innovative and ground-breaking work, with the game ingeniously following Simz through dark alleys and cloudy skies on a series of combats, missions and obstacles to reach the top of a tower block for her final battle, but not without the collective muscle of Gorillaz behind her.
More focused on excitement than absurdity, the simplicity of “Garage Palace” allows moments of brilliance. Simz immediately grab our attention, opening with an unnerving echoing chant. A bold thumping club beat drops soon after before Simz kicks into high gear. A concoction of hasty rap, distorted beeps and nippy electronic rave synths take us on an electro journey of classic Gorillaz experimentation. Accompanied by powerful lyrics, Little Simz open up a portal into the cartoon world of the Gorillaz before abruptly ending.
Little Simz will be supporting Gorillaz on the Humanz tour across European and U.K. dates this Autumn/Winter. The band’s upcoming 2017 UK and Ireland arena tour dates are below
27 Brighton Centre, Brighton
29 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
1 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
2 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
3 – o2 Arena, London
4 – O2 Arena, London