Gorillaz to Record New Track for Converse, Get Their Own Shoe
Published Nov 16, 2011Eclectic cartoon pop project Gorillaz are toasting their career later this month with the release of their The Singles Collection: 2001-2011, but the group are moving forward with plans to record a new track in February for Converse.
NME reports that Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's audio-visual extravaganza will link up with two as-yet-unnamed musicians as part of the shoemaker's "Three Artists. One Song" series.
Past entries included collabs from Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, Kid Cudi and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, as well as Soulja Boy, Andrew W.K. and Matt & Kim. On a Albarn-related note, Blur bandmate Graham Coxon also crafted a cut for Converse with Paloma Faith and ex-the Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones.
Albarn will handle the musical side of things, but Hewlett will also be involved in the Converse collaboration. The shoemakers have prepped some Gorillaz-themed footwear that will feature a heel tab designed by Hewlett. You can check out the camo number in the photo above.