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The Lost Chord is a song from Gorillaz' seventh studio album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez and a part of Gorillaz' 2020 web series Song Machine. It was released on December 24, 2020 as the Episode Nine.[1] The song features English musician, singer, and actor, Leee John.

Music Video

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Gorillaz - The Lost Chord ft. Leee John (Episode Nine)

The Lost Chord (music video)

Lyrics

[Intro: 2D & Leee John]

I see myself going through the streets
Think I must be dreaming
The lost chord
I want you oud de freak (The lost chord)

[Verse 1: 2D, Leee John & Both]

(Take me into the garden)
I see rain's coming down
At this time of year, I'm always in need of
Of silent waves (Silent waves)
The pulse on your face

[Chorus: Leee John, 2D & Both]

The lost chord
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go harder, harder (Take me into the garden)
The lost chord (The lost chord)
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go harder, harder

[Verse 2: Leee John & 2D]

Music on my mind
Break those chains, baby
I just wanna find myself, (Oh) (Take me into the gardеn)
I'm trying to find (Oh)

[Chorus: Leee John, 2D & Both]

The lost chord
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go hardеr, harder (Take me into the garden)
The lost chord
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go harder, harder (Take me into the garden)

[Bridge: 2D, Leee John & Both]

Pump me up heavy (Pump me heavy)
Move me somewhere I can see the sunlight
Take me into the garden
The silent waves (Silent waves)
The pulse on your face (Oh, Lord)

[Chorus: Leee John, 2D & Both]

The lost chord (Allow me)
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go harder, harder (Take me into the garden)
The lost chord (The lost chord)
The lost chord
The lost chord
I go harder, harder (Take me into the garden)
The lost chord

[Outro: Leee John]

Tryna find my way every single day
Tryna find my way
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
I wanna be free
Break those chains that bind me, I wanna be free (I wanna be free)
Break those chains, baby
Break those chains that bind me, I wanna be free (Wanna be free)


Production

The Lost Chord is one of the tracks made during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020. Leee John provided vocals for the track. The song is one of a few songs from Song Machine co-produced by James Ford. The music video premiered on YouTube on December 24, 2020, two months after the album was released.

Trivia

  • The Lost Chord served as a bittersweet end to the projects and story arcs that were left unresolved during Phase 3.
  • The overall style of the song (while it was meant to emulate the "sound" of Plastic Beach) is a direct homage to late Plastic Beach collaborator Bobby Womack's style of singing.
  • The Lost Chord is one of the very few songs on Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez that doesn't have its own lyric video.
  • The Lost Chord is the only Song Machine episode that was not released as a single.
  • The Lost Chord is the only regular Song Machine episode that was released without any accompanying Machine Bitez.

References

  1. Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - The Lost Chord ft. Leee John (Episode Nine)". YouTube.com. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
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