Daley speaks about writing Gorillaz’ ‘Doncamatic’ with Damon Albarn

Singer joins the likes of Lou Reed, Mos Def and De La Soul at Los Angeles gig

Gorillaz‘ latest collaborator, British singer Daley, has spoken about recording new song ‘Doncamatic (All Played Out)’ with Damon Albarn and co.

The vocalist, who was among those performing as part of the collective at Los AngelesGibson Amphitheater last night (October 27), told NME how he came up with the song, set for release as a single on November 22.

Gorillaz is just an amazing family to become a part of,” he said. “I’m not sure how it works with other Gorillaz collaborators, but Damon and I wrote this song together.”


He added: “We definitely agreed that we wanted to write a pop song, so it’s a bit different from a normal Gorillaz song.”

Daley performed his song live with Gorillaz last night in a set which also included Lou Reed again joining the band for ‘Some Kind Of Nature’, while Mos Def and De La Soul were also involved.

Albarn said of the show: “Tonight was so much fun. I am very, very lucky. I haven’t played outside of England like this for 10, 12 years, and America was always such a struggle for Blur, even though we had a loyal cult thing going on here. It was never like this.”

Gorillaz played:

‘Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach’
‘Last Living Souls’
‘On Melancholy Hill’
‘Rhinestone Eyes’
‘Superfast Jellyfish’
‘Tomorrow Comes Today’
‘Empire Ants’
‘Some Kind Of Nature’
‘Dirty Harry’
‘Doncamatic (All Played Out)’
‘El Manana’
‘White Flag’
‘To Binge’
‘Glitter Freeze’
‘Plastic Beach’
‘Cloud Of Unknowing’
‘Feel Good Inc’
‘Clint Eastwood’
‘Don’t Get Lost In Heaven’
‘Demon Days’

Click below to listen to ‘Doncamatic (All Played Out)’