The Song Machine continues to rumble as the Gorillaz release their new single, “Aries,” featuring New Order’s Peter Hook and producer Georgia. The new track follows “Désolé” with Malian talent Fatoumata Diawara and the Slowthai-assisted “Momentary Bliss.”
“Aries” runs with an indie feel with the animated rock band’s bassist conjuring a running bass line underneath melancholy vocals and an upbeat percussive arrangement. Each song in the new project also has a handful accompanying skits released, further expanding the group’s multimedia approach. Their new Song Machine endeavor sees the band’s divergence from the traditional release format through a series of video episodes charting their new music creation process. Gorillaz will continue to ride out the storm, promising new Song Machine entries amid the spring lockdowns.