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Aries is a song from Gorillaz' seventh studio album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez and a part of Gorillaz' 2020 web series Song Machine. The song features bassist Peter Hook and drummer Georgia. This song is named after Damon's Sign - Aries

Background[]

I started playing that bassline and then I was like "Hang on, this is a Peter Hook bassline, what am I doing?". So I rang him up and said "Can you play this bassline?", and he was like "Sure!".
~ Damon Albarn, X-Posure Interview on Radio X

The single was recorded sometime in 2019. Peter Hook provided the bass and backing vocals for the track while Georgia provided the drums and percussion. The song was co-produced by James Ford and P2J.

Aries premiered on the Gorillaz YouTube channel on April 9, 2020 as Episode Three.[1] It was the first episode of Song Machine that was released behind the intended monthly schedule. It suffered a two week long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Aries

[Verse 1: 2-D]
I'm looking out at a volcano
Trying to read the world today and see where you're at
I never do that
I'm a model that is uncomplicated
You can play a happy tune on me
But don't turn me off
'Cause then I'm silent

[Verse 2: 2-D]
I'm standing on a beach in the distance
And even though you're far away, can you see my red light?
It's waiting to turn green
'Cause I feel so isolated without you
I can't play a happy tune on my own, so stay by my side
High or low tide

[Chorus: 2-D & Peter Hook]
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
And it feels like I'm falling in, again
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
Feels like I'm falling in, again

[Verse 3: 2-D]
I'm a model that is uncomplicated
You can play a happy tune on me,
But don't turn me off
'Cause then I'm silent

[Chorus: 2-D & Peter Hook]
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
And it feels like I'm falling in, again
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
High tide, high tide, high tide, high tide
Feels like I'm falling in, again

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Trivia[]

Top Floor Studio 3

Recording session with Peter Hook

References[]

  1. Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - Aries ft. Peter Hook & Georgia (Episode Three)". YouTube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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