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A shot of the ship in the "Glitter Freeze" visual video.


Glitter Freeze is the eighth track on Gorillaz' 2010 album "Plastic Beach" and features guest vocals by Mark E. Smith. Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Glitter Freeze" in a track-by-track commentary:

"I'm really glad we managed to get Mark E. Smith on the record. I’m not sure he felt the same, but y'know. He wanted to do his part facing north." "Which way’s north from here?"

"We used his question as a little intro, kind of like what we did with Shaun Ryder on 'DARE'. Sometimes the greatest moments are those little mistakes that you catch in the mix when you’re just warming up."

"Like ‘Punk’ on the first album, and ‘White Light’ on ‘Demon Days’, this is the album's ruckus section of chaos. Every album’s got to have one."


Where's north from here?

It was the Glitter Freeze


You wouldn't credit!

I believe ya!

Ship him far!



Gorillaz - Glitter Freeze - Plastic Beach


  • The sounds at the beginning of the track is the word "Plastic Beach" in morse code.
  • Similar to other songs from the Plastic Beach, such as Broken and Cloud of Unknowing, the song has an alternate version, named "Glitter Freeze (Alternate)". This version was played on the XFM radio by Murdoc shortly after the album's release, and is more developed than the album version, featuring backing vocals by 2-D, more lines by Mark E. Smith and extra instruments not present the regular one.