Song features Adeleye Omotayo
Fresh off a world tour playing to over 1.5 million delighted fans across 24 countries, Gorillaz are kicking off 2023 with the highly anticipated release of “Silent Running” featuring Adeleye Omotayo.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new studio album Cracker Island and was the first track worked on by Gorillaz and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin at his studio in Los Angeles last year. Those early sessions revealed an evocative synth-led ‘80’s sound that ultimately set the tone for the album sonically. “Silent Running” features vocalist and long-time Gorillaz performer Adeleye Omotayo, and has what Albarn describes as “… that sort of mesmerising dreamlike state you get in when you’re just following some train of thought.”
“Sometimes I get well lost and end up in the wrong place but then it turns out that’s where I was meant to be going anyway,” Gorillaz frontman 2D adds.
The new single release comes ahead of an epic music video, directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy-nominated Nexus Studios director, Fx Goby, coming to a screen near you soon.
Gorillaz will return to North America this spring, with a full live band performance – to include surprise guests – at Coachella on Friday, April 14th and Friday, April 21st.
Cracker Island is out February 24th via Warner Records.