Gorillaz Release Tony Allen Collaboration "How Far?"

The track, released in tribute to the Afrobeat legend who died earlier this week, also features Skepta

BY Matt BobkinPublished May 2, 2020

Gorillaz have released new track "How Far?," featuring legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and rapper Skepta, in tribute of Allen, who died on April 30 at age 79.

In a statement, Gorillaz wrote, "The track was written and recorded with Skepta in London just before lockdown and is being shared immediately as a tribute to the spirit of a great man, Tony Allen." 

With the song, Gorillaz shared a quote attributed to Allen: "I want to take care of youngsters – they have messages and I want to bring them on my beat."

Allen had a longstanding working relationship with Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn — the pair played together in the Good, the Bad & the Queen and Rocket Juice and the Moon.

Listen to "How Far?" below.

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