So I know that I already had a post about Gorillaz new album coming out on March 9th, but now I have MORE stuff to share. Fun, eh?
So as you know, I am VERY excited about this album coming out and I assume that many others are excited as well. The Gorillaz Team are whetting our appetites by giving us teaser videos, music videos, the “Murdoc Niccals” pirate radio, and other things relating to the infamous “Plastic Beach”. Here are some of the examples:
1. Stylo (feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack) Music Video (feat. BRUCE WILLIS)
2. Superfast Jellyfish (feat. De La Soul and Gruff Rhys)
3. 2D, Murdoc, and Russel’s “Plastic Beach Ident”. Probably little backgrounds on how they got on this “Plastic Beach”
4. Orchestral Trailer of “Plastic Beach” – Pretty much showing around the island.
Questions that I have. Let’s start with the Stylo video. What are Murdoc and 2D on the run from? Bullet holes? Why is Noodle a robot? Is it because she “died” in the El Manana video? Or was Noodle a robot all along? Where is Russell in the video? What the heck are you doing, Bruce Willis? What was that black shroud of stuff covering the chubby cop? Death?
Moving on to the Idents because the Superfast Jellyfish video is just a song, really. Who is out to get the Gorillaz? First gassing 2D and putting him in a suitcase, presumably on Plastic Beach. What is Murdoc celebrating, and why was he shot at? What is Russell so peeved about? What about that pirate ship near the island? I mean, there is a track called Pirate Jet, but whatever. Here is the tracklist for those who missed it.
01 Orchestral Intro (ft. Sinfonia ViVA)
02 Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (ft. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
03 White Flag (ft. Kano, Bashy, and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music)
04 Rhinestone Eyes
05 Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
06 Superfast Jellyfish (ft. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
07 Empire Ants (ft. Little Dragon)
08 Glitter Freeze (ft. Mark E Smith)
09 Some Kind Of Nature (ft. Lou Reed)
10 On Melancholy Hill
12 Sweepstakes (ft. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
13 Plastic Beach (ft. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon)
14 To Binge (ft. Little Dragon)
15 Cloud of Unknowing (ft. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia ViVA)
16 Pirate Jet
Okay, so that is all. ACUTALLY, I lied. You can STREAM THIS ALBUM ON NPR!!! WHAT THE HECK, MATES??? AWESOME! CAPS LOCK. Okay, now I’m done. I’m OUT. TEXT IT. LATAH. TEXT ME WHAT YOU’RE GONNA WEAR THE NIGHT BEFORE. PEACE. IM OUT. TEXT IT.