Watch Gorillaz and Beck Perform "Possession Island" on 'Kimmel'

You've heard of 'Cracker Island,' now get ready for…

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BY Sydney BrasilPublished Apr 20, 2023

Fresh off the heels of Gorillaz' Coachella set last weekend, Damon Albarn paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform Cracker Island track "Possession Island" with Beck.

The pair harmonized over the ballad while Albarn played piano, accompanied by some light percussion. All of this escalated to a very pretty, horn-filled climax. Watch it below. 

Beck was one of many collaborators featured on Cracker Island, and Albarn shared some musings on "Possession Island" with Exclaim! earlier this year:

I've known Beck for a long time. We've been joking over a beer about doing a Walker Brothers record together. This is the first time I've written something that felt appropriate to try that out. It was a tester for what we might do at some point. We actually did a take where we played around and pretended that we were the Walker Brothers. There's a version of it where there's very deep vibrato on both our voices. Especially as far as the genesis of Gorillaz, I would say that Beck was one of the most important influences on the whole thing, so he's someone I respect hugely.

Revisit our March 2023 cover story on Gorillaz.

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