"Momentary Bliss" featuring Slowthai and Slaves is slated to drop on Thursday (Jan. 30).
Gorillaz appear to have another mystery project on the horizon. The animated band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and brought to life by animator Jamie Hewlett have posted a cryptic teaser for Gorillaz present Song Machine on Tuesday (Jan. 28). The first glimpse of their latest creation was a 20-second video featuring a funky, retro 70s keyboard soundtrack titled "Song Machine Theme Tune" that plays over an image of a synth piled high with instruments, a map of the universe, a melodica, various toys and an angry clown playing a horn.
The clip ends with the Song Machine title blasting into mid-screen, with the four animated members of the group just below. The YouTube page for the project says simply, "The Machine has been switched on." The project could be the follow-up to their 2018 album The Now Now, though a listing on Spotify refers to a "Season One" and tells fans to "follow for the next episode (snooze you lose)."
There's also a brief spoken word bit on Spotify, "Song Machine: Machine Bitez #1" that features the members of the group chatting incoherently. On Wednesday morning (Jan. 29) the group revealed that the first episode of season one will debut at 7:30 p.m. GMT (2:30 p.m. EST) on Thursday (Jan. 30) here and will be titled "Momentary Bliss," featuring Slowthai and Slaves.