Gorillaz and Robert Smith Team Up for Kubrick-Inspired "Strange Timez" Video

Season 1 of the group's 'Song Machine' project will see official release next month

BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 9, 2020

Gorillaz and the Cure's Robert Smith have come together for another entry in 2020's Song Machine series for a track titled "Strange Timez," which arrives alongside its own animated video.

The arrival of the Jamie Hewlett-directed clip — which includes nods to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey — also marks the outfit's plans to release the Song Machine project officially.

Titled Song Machine: Season One — Strange Timez, the collection arrives October 23 via Warner and will feature the previously released five songs in the series (which saw contributions by ScHoolboy Q, Octavian, New Order's Peter Hook, Fatoumata Diawara, slowthai and Slaves), plus new tracks featuring Beck, Elton John, 6LACK, Leee John, Kano and Roxani Arias.

The deluxe edition of the collection — a box set which comes with its own set of art prints and a 210-page book — will see contributions by St. Vincent, Earthgang, Joan as Police Woman, Goldlink, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Moonchild Sanelly, JPEGMAFIA and CHAI, plus the previously released one-off Tony Allen/Skepta feature, "How Far?"

Watch the video for "Strange Timez" below, where you can also find the series' deluxe edition tracklisting.

Song Machine: Season One — Strange Timez (Deluxe):

1. Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith
2. The Valley of the Pagans ft. Beck
3. The Lost Chord ft. Leee John
4. Pac-Man ft. ScHoolboy Q
5. Chalk Tablet Towers ft. St Vincent
6. The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John and 6LACK
7. Aries ft. Peter Hook and Georgia
8. Friday 13th ft. Octavian
9. Dead Butterflies ft. Kano and Roxani Arias
10. Désolé ft. Fatoumata Diawara (Extended Version)
11. Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves
12. Opium ft. EARTHGANG
13. Simplicity ft. Joan As Police Woman
14. Severed Head ft. Goldlink and Unknown Mortal Orchestra
15. With Love to an Ex ft. Moonchild Sanelly
17. How Far? ft. Tony Allen and Skepta

Pre-order Song Machine: Season One — Strange Timez.

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