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New Gold is the second single from Gorillaz' eighth studio album Cracker Island. The song features Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.

Background[]

The goal was to explain a place that's familiar but you have to ask, is it our place or a made believe fantasy land?
~ Bootie Brown, Everythingorillaz Interview[1]

New Gold has been in production since 2020, and its earliest teaser was a post on Noodle's instagram from February 1st, 2020.[2] However, the track did not release as a part of Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, because, according to Damon Albarn, they "never seemed to get our tune finished". He also hinted that the song might finally be released as a part of the second season of Song Machine.[3] The song was co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Kevin Parker from Tame Impala.

New Gold was first played live on the Gorillaz World Tour 2022, on August 19th, 2022. It was eventually released on August 31st, 2022, as the second single from the Cracker Island album, after Song Machine, Season Two got shelved.

Lyrics[]

[Chorus: Kevin Parker]

But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
I asked her where it goes, cause I really want
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
that's the way it goes in this city wonder

[Verse 1: Bootie Brown]

Move to the spot, I'm one of a few
A whole lot of everything, but nothing to do
Titled in a Tesla
Pardon that ex-wrestler
He dates Francesca
They on them Xannies
Liposuction's scheduled for Granny
She want to savе some add to her nanny girls trip
Miami at the end of thе year
Polluted filled skies, trying to think clear
I heard the bad news while I was shedding a beer
Watch out for the cults, Paul Revere
We all play a part in the devil's cheer
Run to the hills cuz the end is near

[Chorus: Kevin Parker]

But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
I asked her where it goes, cause I really want
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
that's the way it goes in this city wonder

[Verse 2: Bootie Brown]

A desolate city where it hurts to smile
Ran into the reverend, it's been a while
I'm raining in a rando
she's a social scandal
Give herself to handle when it's too much to bare
ABC boys ready to mayor
Like Shaun, he's Ryder, took on a Dare
Now he's singing like a birdy, pulling on his hair
Trending on Twitter, is what some of us live for
Branches in and out, all's a revolving door
Is all of this a joke? Pauly Shore
Bullshit keeps coming maybe I'm a Matador
What are we living for?

[Break: Bootie Brown & Kevin Parker]

Are we all losing our minds?
Because life got in the way
(Hey, hey, hey)
They will be here just in time
Your replacement is here to stay
Ah-ah-ah-ahh

[Bridge: Bootie Brown & 2-D]

New gold, fool's gold
Everything will disappear
Someone's out here
traveled far too many years
To Nowhere, nowhere
Nothing here is ever real
New gold, fool's gold
Everything will disappear, disappear
Disappear, disappear, disappear
Disappear, disappear, disappear
Disappear, disappear, disappear
Disappear, disappear, disappear


[Chorus: Kevin Parker]

But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
I asked her where it goes, cause I really want
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
that's the way it goes in this city wonder
But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
I asked her where it goes, cause I really want
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
that's the way it goes in this city wonder

[Outro: Kevin Parker & 2-D]

(New gold, fool's gold)
But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
(Everything will disappear)
I asked her where it goes, cause I really want
(Someone's out here)
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
(travelled far too many years)
That's the way it goes, in this city wonder
(Nowhere, nowhere)
But in the magic cove, there's a pretty one
(Nothing here is ever real)
I asked her where it goes cause I really want
(New gold, fool's gold)
I wonder if she knows that we're underwater
(Everything will disappear)
That's the way it goes in this city wonder

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