Track appears on the Gorillaz Song Machine
“The Pink Phantom” featuring Elton John & 6LACK is the latest episode of Song Machine and sees Gorillaz joined by a unique combination of talent in the one and only Elton John – as you have never seen him before – and GRAMMY-nominated Atlanta rapper 6LACK.
“Damon reached out and asked me to do something and the way the song has turned out is just great,” John says of the collaboration. “I was in the studio in London and he was at the other end in Devon, but even remotely it was such an engaging and creative process. I’ve always loved Damon because he encompasses so many different sorts of music. He has his fingers in so many pies and although he’s achieved so much, he never sits still creatively. He’s constantly pushing forward and embracing the new, which is admirable and rare. He’s always working – he’s always doing something. He’s done so much to promote music from around the world, from Africa, from China, that people hadn’t previously heard and I really admire that. I’ve always been a Gorillaz fan anyway, so when he asked me to do a Gorillaz track – it was a no brainer. I’m so very, very happy that that’s come about.”
“Thank you for being so generous to us, Mr Elton Sir John, with your time and genius and also those Danish pastries you brought and for making some of the best tunes of all time,” adds Gorillaz frontman 2D.
Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez is out on October 23rd with physical releases on standard CD, vinyl, cassette and 17 track deluxe CD and deluxe LP. Not forgetting the bulging full-color, one-of-a-kind 210 page Almanac, the very first annual from Gorillaz.
The rappers will be hosting a global livestream on December 12th and 13th as their only show in 2020. It’s their first live performance since 2018 broadcast live around the world with three shows across three time zones through the magic of LIVENow.