Episode 102: Gorillaz

“Andromeda” (feat. D.R.A.M.)

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Gorillaz is a creation of musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. They’re a virtual band made up four animated characters. The songs are written by Damon Albarn and a roster of collaborators. Since the first album was released in 2001, Gorillaz have sold over 16 million records worldwide. In this episode, Damon breaks down the song “Andromeda” from the 2017 Gorillaz album Humanz. The song features guest vocals by D.R.A.M., a rapper and singer whose own hit single, “Broccoli,” went quadruple platinum in 2016. D.R.A.M. tells the story of how he got involved with this track, and Damon shares an exclusive clip of a scrapped version of the song with D.R.A.M. on lead vocals.

You can buy “Andromeda” and order the Gorillaz album “Humanz” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Twilite Tone (producer)
Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go for That
Bobby Womack

sponsors
This is episode is sponsored by Cymbal, MailChimp, and Sonos.

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