The video for the new single by GORILLAZ – the pet project of DAMON ALBARN and DAN ‘THE AUTOMATOR’ NAKAMURA – was unveiled at a private screening in LONDON last night (January 30).
Billed as “a zombie hip hop thriller,” it was produced by Passion Pictures, and the animation will accompany the single ‘Clint Eastwood’, the second release from Gorillaz, which will be out on Parlophone on March 5. The track has been remixed by Ed Case.
Damon Albarn – aka 2-D in his Gorillaz guise – and artist Jamie Hewlett, who did the illustrations for project, were in attendance at the premiere at The Metro Cinema in London, which included a tour of the website [url=]www.gorillaz.com.
The hip hop collective, whose ranks also include Del Tha Funky Homosapien, released their first EP ‘Tomorrow Comes Today’ in November. A Gorillaz album is to follow, although a release date has not yet been set.
Speaking previously to NME.COM about the Gorillaz project, Albarn said: “Dan is a mate of mine and he’s made this record, this Gorillaz record, and I helped out a bit. It’s gonna come out and everyone can make up their own minds about it. It’s something I’ve been involved with and it’s a very different sort of band.”
The collective are strongly rumoured to be lining up their first live appearance at the Big Beat Boutique Weekender in Brighton, which takes place on March 17 and 18.