Gorillaz Team Up with ScHoolboy Q for Fifth Episode of “Song Machine”
“PAC-MAN” recalls the hip-hop production of Demon Days.
Damon Albarn has spent the year dazzling us with brand new Gorillaz collaborative singles, which he’s been sharing sporadically as different “episodes” in a larger project he calls “Song Machine.” After dropping highly experimental tracks with artists like slowthai, Peter Hook, Georgia, and Slaves (the UK duo, not the American group that recently recognized this moment as a good time to change their name), the cartoon collective has teamed up with ScHoolboy Q for the latest installment.
“PAC-MAN” sounds pretty familiar, almost as if it was based on a beat recycled from the band’s Demon Days days, while ScHoolboy’s verse in the second half recalls Bootie Brown and De La Soul’s featured spots on that record. Find the video below, which sees Q holed up at the band’s studio, with 2-D a bit distracted by the titular arcade game.