Friday, January 22, 2010


Song: Stylo
Artist: Gorillaz
Album: Plastic Beach

In a pleasant surprise, I just found out that the Gorillaz are working on a new album, to be released in March. The first single, "Stylo" just got leaked. Gorillaz are a side project of Blur's Damon Albarn and comicbook artist Jamie Hewlett, and "Plastic Beach" is their third album. I was a big fan of their self-titled debut, and liked their follow up, "Demon Days" even more. "Feel Good, Inc. with it's amazing video and off-kilter hooks was an out of nowhere hit here in the States. I was shocked that it got as much play as it did, as Albarn's pop sensabilities rarely meet up here in America as they do in the UK and the rest of Europe. (Aside from, I suppose, "Song 2." Woo-hoo!)

"Stylo" is an interesting track, and a bit of a surprise for a first single. It's not nearly as catchy as "Feel Good," but I'm really digging the chorus sung by Bobby Womack, it has a dark, sexy feel.

Really looking forward to hearing the rest of the album and seeing the videos spawned from it as they promise to be visually stunning.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A very cool song, but definitely not an obvious single.. . at least compared to the usual Gorillaz ear worms. Looking very forward to the album and videos. Those videos are pure candy.