Gorillaz Premieres New Song “Cracker Island” featuring Thundercat on BBC Radio 1
- British virtual band Gorillaz premiered a new song “Cracker Island” on BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders.
It is their first music since the 2020 album “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez”.
This time, the band teamed up with American bass guitarist Thundercat on the track.
The track was written by Damon Albarn, Greg Kurstin and Stephen Lee Bruner. Produced by Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.
The animated lead singer 2-D said, “It's nice to be back, I'm well into our new tune, it brings back weird and scary memories of stuff that hasn't happened yet.”
The band frontman Damon Albarn told Jack Saunders about the song, “I think the Cracker Island is a sort of the idea that people have kind of some mad ideas can all kind of live together happily in their own kind of echo chamber Cracker Island. I've got several other islands I've kind of been thinking about and writing songs about but this one this one feels like the most appropriate to start the whole thing off.”
He continued, “It started like most things do just on GarageBand. I went to LA and work with Greg Kurstin, and then Thundercat came for that amazing baseline on. I wanted someone to say in this falsetto answer phrase all the way through. I always had the idea and he came up. It definitely made. It sort of elevated it and now I can't wait to play.”
- source : BBC Radio 1