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"Ascension" — второй трек и третий сингл из альбома Gorillaz "Humanz". В качества вокалиста был приглашён Винс Стейплс. Основная тема трека - неравенство и расизм. Это первая рэп-песня Gorillaz с вульгарными словами со времён "911".

Впервые трек прозвучал на радио Apple Music's Beats 1.

Текст

[Intro: Vince Staples]
You are now tuned into the tomb of Jehova
Play my tunes loud enough to shake the room, what's the hold up?
Heard the world is ending soon I assumed that they told ya
They tryna dinosaur us
So now it's time to go up

[Chorus: Vince Staples]
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 1: Vince Staples]
The roof is on fire
She wet like Barbra Streisand
Police everywhere it's like a n**** killed a white man
I just wanna find a baby mama 'fore the night end
So don't be coming 'round Vince
On that batter ram shit
On that 911 shit
Need a misses brown as Missy
I can have some fun with
Them slave bones make Grace Jones
Don't stop, bitch, stay focused
They hated on us since days of Moses
Let my people go crazy
Them stars falling, don't chase 'em

[Chorus: Vince Staples]
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 2: 2D]
Attack on Iraq
It's on a line
Typing it fast
Then it's slipping my mind
Oh, when I'm drunk
I'm spirited back
I fall in a fire then I save myself
Then I get advantage '
Cause the feeling's so raw
In these times of sedition
Well, nothing is dull
And I'm moving into stillness
And recalling it all
And I’m a lover, just a lover, just a lover, just a lover, just a-

[Chorus: Vince Staples]
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 3: Vince Staples]
All these liberated women sitting in my lap
I'm finna catch a body like I got a gun and badge
I'm finna turn Obama to my patna 'fore he dash
Pull up to his pad, wipe my ass with the flag
I'm just playing, baby, this the land of the free
Where you can get a Glock and a gram for the cheap
Where you can live your dreams long as you don't look like me
Be a puppet on a string, hanging from a fucking tree (Aghh!)

[Chorus: Vince Staples]
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)
The sky's falling, baby
Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

Визуал

Видео начинается со вступления Винса, а на экране показана панорама какого-то заброшенного района, находящегося в тумане. На заднем плане слышно сирену, которая создаёт ощущение, будто скоро случится что-то плохое. Внезапно музыка прекращается, оставляя только сирену, и на небе появляются падающие метеориты. Звучит припев.

Метеориты пропадают к началу второго куплета и появляются ещё три раза во время оставшихся припевов.

В конце видео, во время последнего припева, камера приближается к дому, в котором проходило действие клипа на трек "Saturnz Barz". Интересно, что, когда припев кончается, метеориты не пропадают.

Интересные факты

  • Название трека подразумевает под собой "подъём на важную позицию/на более высокий уровень".
  • "Ascension" можно услышать в начале клипа на "Saturnz Barz".
Humanz
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Intro: I Switched My Robot Off · Ascension · Strobelite · Saturnz Barz · Momentz · Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath · Submission · Charger · Interlude: Elevator Going Up · Andromeda · Busted and Blue · Interlude: Talk Radio · Carnival · Let Me Out · Interlude: Penthouse · Sex Murder Party · She's My Collar · Interlude: The Elephant · Hallelujah Money · We Got The Power
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Interlude: New World · The Apprentice · Halfway To The Halfway House · Out Of Body · Ticker Tape · Circle of Friendz
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Long Beach · Colombians · Duetz · Midnite Float · Grilling With His Face · Charger (Alternative Version) · Andromeda (D.R.A.M. Special) · Busted And Blue (Faia Younan Special) · Carnival (2D Special) · Five Whales In A Dream · Garage Palace · She's My Collar (Kali Uchis Spanish Special) · Phoenix On The Hill · Tranzformer