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Song of the Day: The Valley of the Pagans” by Gorillaz featuring Beck


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Gorillaz (Art by Jamie Hewlett)

Gorillaz now drop “The Valley of the Pagans,” featuring Beck, the latest episode from the critically acclaimed ever-evolving Song Machine, which has seen Gorillaz take us through 2020 with a myriad of sounds, styles, genres, and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists captured live in Kong Studios and beyond.

The video for the track, featuring BRIT- and Grammy Award-winning artist Beck, sees the idiosyncratic, West Coast infused “The Valley of the Pagans” blast through the band’s car stereo as animated rockstars 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel take a chaotic road trip through the streets of Los Angeles, with Beck joining the fun via FaceTime.

Watch the official music video for “The Valley of the Pagans” by Gorillaz featuring Beck on YouTube:


Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

Song Machine is out 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. Order here.

Visit Gorillaz online for more Song Machine.

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