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Song Machine is a series of singles and music videos by the English virtual band Gorillaz released through 2020. The project was announced on the 28th of January with an accompanying song, the "Song Machine Theme Tune ". The following day, it was revealed that Song Machine would be a multimedia series of songs/music videos released episodically throughout the year. Every song (or "episode") is accompanied by "Machine Bitez" a series of interludes featuring conversations from 2-D, Noodle, Murdoc, and Russel about the recording process of each song. These episodes are released as digital EPs, and are collected in a continuously-updating playlist via streaming services.

The first episode, "Momentary Bliss" features slowthai and Slaves, and was released on the 30th of January.

The second episode, “Désolé” features Fatoumata Diawara, and was released on the 27th of February.

The third episode, "Aries " features Peter Hook and Georgia, and was released on the 9th of April.

On the 2nd of May, a special audio-only episode, "How Far?" featuring Tony Allen and Skepta, was released in memory of Tony Allen who had passed away earlier in the week on the 30th of April.

Track Listing

"Song Machine Theme Tune" (28 January)

  1. "Song Machine Theme Tune" - [0:24]

"Song Machine Episode One" (30 January)

  1. "Machine Bitez #1" - [0:44]
  2. "Momentary Bliss" (feat. slowthai and Slaves) - [3:41]
  3. "Machine Bitez #2" - [0:56]
  4. "Machine Bitez #3" - [1:02]

"Song Machine Episode Two" (27 February)

  1. "Machine Bitez #4" - [0:35]
  2. "Désolé" (feat. Fatoumata Diawara)- [3:57]
  3. "Machine Bitez #5" - [0:46]

"Song Machine Episode Three" (9 April)

  1. "Machine Bitez #6" - [0:55]
  2. "Aries" (feat. Peter Hook and Georgia) - [4:13]
  3. "Machine Bitez #7" - [0:36]

"How Far?" Special Episode (2 May)

  1. "How Far?" (feat. Tony Allen and Skepta) - [2:46]


Gallery

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The full image gallery for Song Machine may be viewed at Song Machine/Gallery.

References

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