BEST NEW TRACK: GORILLAZ - OUT OF BODY
Six years has passed since the Gorillaz released their last studio album. 2-D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle are back with a new single "Out of Body " off their sixth album Humanz. This time they have called upon Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz, and Imani Vonshà. We Are: The Guard explores this out of body experience of the world’s most famous virtual band.
GORILLAZ - OUT OF BODY FEAT. KILO KISH, ZEBRA KATZ, IMANI VONSHÀ
Two decades ago, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett embarked on one of the most ambitious projects mixing music with comics. Combining Albarn’s musical prowess and Hewlett’s amazing artistic designs, the virtual band named the Gorillaz was born. As a veteran in the British pop scene, Albarn was never able to transcend the charts until Gorillaz. The animated band gave him the greatest platform to collaborate with some of the most popular names in music.
With the release of Humanz, darkness falls upon their virtual world again. Taking upon a progressive electronic disposition, "Out of Body" is a purposely-incoherent track that is heavily-disjointed. Hidden in the fine print is a song that contains a political message warning of conformity. In this post-apocalyptic world, Gorillaz invites you to escape the comforts of the status quo. Suddenly, the disjointed composition comes together. As with many Gorillaz tracks, it fits into a bigger picture of the album. Therefore, it is difficult to find its purpose without first listening through the entire body of work.
Never far from experimenting, Albarn has the Gorillaz back on the right track, but "Out of Body" is one of the stranger offerings off their new album.