During the special at-home edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! which broadcast last night, Kimmel introduced the ‘Aries’ performance as being “the first time Albarn has ever performed a duet with one of his animated pals”.
The camera then cut to a mock Zoom call between Albarn and 2-D as they performed ‘Aries’, which you can see below.
‘Aries’ followed on from the second episode of ‘Song Machine’, which arrived back in February and saw Gorillaz debut ‘Désolé’ – a collaboration with the celebrated Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara.
Earlier this month, Gorillaz shared the song ‘How Far’ in tribute to the late Tony Allen, who features posthumously on the track along with Skepta.
A press release about ‘How Far’ explained that the track was “being shared immediately as a tribute to the spirit of a great man, Tony Allen”.