David Knight - 5th Mar 2020

Episode Two of Gorillaz's latest project, Song Machine, follows the style of the first for Momentary Bliss, of combining live action of the real members of the band with their cartoon versions. This one is an absolute beauty, as Damon Albarn and guest vocalist, the Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, take a speedboat trip on Lake Como. 

This works beautifully, and the reason is almost certainly is that Jamie Hewlett is back in charge of the video side, investing that special sauce on the characters we know and love.

It's a wonderful six minutes of nice things happening, in live action, to a very groovy song. Meanwhile in the cartoon world, Murdoc appears to suffer an existential crisis...

Credits

DirectorJamie Hewlett
Production CompanyThe Line
ProducerEva Dahlqvist
Co-DirectorTim McCourt
Co-DirectorMax Taylor
Other creditsAnimators: Venla Linna, Simone Crillo, Setareh Seto, Diego Porral Clean Up Artists: Setareh Seto, Diego Porral, Venla Linna Compositor: Freddie Lewis-Wall

David Knight - 5th Mar 2020

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