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Saturnz Barz is a song by Gorillaz and the fourth track and first single from the band's fifth studio album, Humanz. It was released on March 23, 2017. It features Jamaican Dancehall Reggae artist, Popcaan.

Saturnz Barz was initially leaked through Vimeo after users on Reddit found the link listed on Google searches of the song and solved the password. The video featured the song in full, including live stage design. It officially premiered on BBC Radio 1, with an interview with Damon Albarn, it debuted alongside the song "Andromeda". And on March 23, an interactive 360° video for the song was released.

Music Video[]

The video for Saturnz Barz was released on March 23, 2017.

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The four members in the music video.

The music video starts off with the band arriving in a vintage red car whilst the song "Ascension" from their new album Humanz plays in the background. They get out of the car and arrive at what appears to be their new home, which appears to be unkempt and decrepit. They ring the doorbell, only for a storm to suddenly brew. The door creaks open. Murdoc comments on how loud the doorbell is, being the loudest he has ever heard. As they walk in, Murdoc further comments on the interior of the house being too welcoming and the house's dirty floor. Russel suggests that they split up and explore the house.

A tired Russel goes to the bedroom (where he falls asleep), 2-D goes to the kitchen to find a fridge full of food that opens just as he walks in the room, Murdoc goes to the bathroom (where he takes a bath), and Noodle goes into the basement where she finds a record player and some vinyl records. As they all partake in their activities, Noodle plays one of the records, then the haunting and the song begin.

2-D finds a large cake which he proceeds to eat while a plastic golf figurine comes alive and says, "Press the button to begin" to the viewer. Murdoc sinks underwater in the bathtub, entering a euphoric state of mind as he floats nude in space. Meanwhile, Russel is tormented by a black snake-like creature with a large head, many arms, one eye, and a small arm where its other eye should be. Noodle is constricted by a cycloptic worm-like creature. While this is happening, food begins launching out of the fridge, knocking 2-D back and eventually shoving itself down his throat, with the implication that the food itself is haunted.

Throughout the music video, while everyone is suffering, Murdoc does not appear to be harmed by it at all. By the end, there is a shot of all four of them, suggesting that Murdoc is actually as terrified as his bandmates. One theory is that Murdoc is simply shivering from the cold water in the tub.

A light fills the house, then suddenly the storm disappears. The four leave the house to go eat breakfast, seemingly unaffected by the haunting they just experienced. 2-D, however, the only one truly traumatized by the experience, only wants a peppermint tea. They drive off while "Andromeda" and later "We Got The Power," both from Humanz, play in the background.

Lyrics[]

[Intro]
Haha, woii yoii!
Done know how di ting go, a the Unruly boss
Don'?
Hahaha
-Press a button to begin-

[Popcaan]
All my life
Mi ever have mi gun so mi haffi move sharp like mi knife
All my life
Mi pray say when mi get wealthy a ma a mi wife
All my life
The system force mi
Fi be a killer just like Rodney Price
All my life
No, all my life

[Popcaan]
Wah happen to you Cobe, some bwoy doh know mi
To how me ruff dem cah believe a grandma grow mi
Know few Popcaan song doh, and feel dem know mi
Four mile mi used to walk guh school, dem know man story?
Ha! Now mi gain up all those glory
The world is mine, the whole a it mi taking slowly
Happy days mi call it now mi bun sad story
Anyway mi deh inna the world mi dawgs dem round mi
Hahaha mi laugh and collect those trophy
Because mi deserve everything weh music gives mi
Bwoy, unruly nuh light like Frisbee
The dream, family live that wid me
Oh, oh, oh, oh
All my life mi dream fi own house, land, cars, and bikes
To how me ruff dem kah believe

[2-D]
I'm in the staking bar
I got debts, I'm a debaser

[Popcaan]
All my life

[2-D]
Saturnz about to make love
And I'm just a heartbreaker

[Popcaan]
All my life

[2-D]
And I won't get a take in
Cause I'm out when I'm staking
And the rings, I am breaking
Are making you a personal day

[2-D]
With the holograms beside me
I'll dance alone tonight
In a mirrored world, are you beside me
All my life?
Distortion

[Popcaan]
All my life

[2-D]
I'm in the staking bar
I got debts, I'm a debaser

[Popcaan]
All my life

[2-D]
Saturnz about to make love
And I'm just a heartbreaker

[Popcaan]
All my life

[2-D]
And I won't get a take in
Cause I'm out when I'm staking
And the rings, I am breaking
Are making you a personal day

Trivia[]

  • Although not mentioned in the liner notes, the sample "press a button to begin" in the intro of the song is taken from the Interactive Planetarium toy board.[1]

Video[]

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Gorillaz - Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)

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