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Gorillaz_-_The_Valley_of_the_Pagans_ft._Beck_(Episode_Eight)

Gorillaz - The Valley of the Pagans ft. Beck (Episode Eight)

The official music video for the Gorillaz song The Valley Of The Pagans, eighth single of the album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez. It was released on 5 November 2020 along with the single itself and was produced and animated by animation studio The Line. The Second version of the music video was released on 9 March 2021 and was also produced and animated by The Line.

Synopsis[]

Original Version[]

The video opens up in the Kong Studios garage where Noodle is driving the Stylo, but a portal opens up behind them and Noodle backs up into it. The portal transports the band to Los Santos, San Andreas. 2-D chats with Beck on his smartphone in the back seat of the car, while Noodle drives the car and breaks multiple traffic laws; racking up a 5-Star wanted level in the process. The video ends with the band driving through another portal that sends the car crashing into the ocean in front of Point Nemo where Plastic Beach remains.

Second Version[]

The video opens up in the Kong Studios garage where Noodle is driving the Stylo, but a portal opens up behind them and Noodle backs up into it. The portal transports the band to a Highway. While Noodle drives the car, 2D sings in the back seat. The footage of hologram Beck performing the track is set against moving roads of the highway along with chaotic visual effects. The video ends with the band driving through another portal that sends the car crashing into the ocean in front of Point Nemo where Plastic Beach remains.

Notes[]

The original video was privited due to copyright issues with Rockstar Games. It has since been unofficially re-uploaded by fans.

Availability[]

Original Version[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Second Vertsion[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel (privited);
  • Unofficial YouTube uploads.

Trailer[]

  • Official Gorillaz YouTube channel.

Credits[]

Original Version[]

  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Co-Directors: Tim McCourt & Max Taylor
  • Producer: Eva Dahlqvist
  • Production Managers: Lisa A. Smith, Samia Ahmed
  • Production Assistant: Laurence Moss
  • Animation Supervisor/Lead Animator: Venla Linna
  • Animation: Simone Cirillo
  • Clean Up Artists: Paola Costigliola, Kay Sales, Simone Cirillo, Venla Linna, Daniel Morales Ramirez
  • Compositing: Freddie Lewis-Walls, Bernardo Varela, Elliott Kajdan
  • Compositing Assist: Skye van der Walt
  • Matte Paint: Yann Benedi
  • Production Company: The Line
  • Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management

Second Version[]

  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Co-Direction: Block9, Steve Gallagher
  • Executive Producer: Paula Clark
  • Producer: Alexa Pearson
  • Video Design: Gemma Yin Taylor
  • Video Design: SHOP Animation
  • Production: THE LINE
  • Producer: Eva Dahlqvist
  • Production Managers: Lisa A. Smith, Samia Ahmed
  • Production Assistant: Laurence Moss
  • 2D Animation Supervisor/Lead Animator: Venla Linna
  • 2D Animation: Simone Cirillo
  • Clean Up Artists: Paola Costigliola, Kay Sales, Simone Cirillo, Venla Linna, Daniel Morales Ramirez
  • Compositing: Freddie Lewis-Walls, Bernardo Varela, Elliott Kajdan
  • Compositing Assist: Skye van der Walt
  • Matte Paint: Yann Benedi
  • Footage sourcing: InfamousSabre
  • Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management

GTA V Locations[]

Below are the locations in Los Santos in the order they appear:

Wanted Level Timestamp In-Game Time Location Direction
1 0:23 Forum Drive, Chamberlain Hills Northbound
0:44 09:19 Macdonald Street, [[Davis Eastbound
0:47 San Andreas Avenue, [[Pillbox Hill Eastbound
0:51 09:19 Strawberry Avenue, Chamberlain Hills Southbound
0:54 Davis Avenue, LSIA Southbound
0:55 Calais Avenue, Little Seoul Northbound
2 0:58 09:19 Calais Avenue, Little Seoul Northbound
1:04 09:19 Greenwich Parkway to Dutch London Street, Puerto Del Sol Northbound
1:05 San Andreas Avenue, Little Seoul to Pillbox Hill Eastbound
1:09 Back to Davis Avenue into New Empire Way, LSIA Southbound
1:11 Back to Greenwich Parkway, Puerto Del Sol Northbound
1:16 Back to San Andreas Avenue, Pillbox Hill Eastbound
3 1:21 13:00 Elgin Avenue, Pillbox Hill Southbound
1:27 13:00 Innocence Boulevard, Strawberry Eastbound
1:29 13:00 Back to Elgin Avenue, Pillbox Hill Southbound
1:32 13:00 Back to Innocence Boulevard, Rancho Eastbound
1:37 13:00 Back to Greenwich Parkway, Puerto Del Sol Northbound
1:39 13:00 Adam's Apple Boulevard, Mission Row Eastbound
1:44 13:00 Back to Innocence Boulevard, Cypress Flats Eastbound
1:45 13:00 Little Bighorn Avenue, Textile City Northbound
1:46 13:00 Back to Innocence Boulevard, Cypress Flats Eastbound
4 1:50 13:00 Innocence Boulevard (jumping/crashing), Cypress Flats Eastbound
1:53 19:45 Vespucci Beach Sidewalk, Vespucci Beach Westbound
2:05 20:00 San Andreas Avenue, La Mesa Westbound
2:11 21:20 Davis Avenue, Chamberlain Hills Northbound
2:13 21:20 First Police Cruiser (plate 49BUH368)
New Empire Way, LSIA
Southbound
2:16 21:20 Back to San Andreas Avenue, Textile City Westbound
2:20 21:20 Crashing into a Police Cruiser
Corner San Andreas Avenue/Elgin Avenue, Pillbox Hill
Westbound
5 2:24 04:20 Elgin Avenue, Pillbox Hill Northbound
2:25 04:20 El Rancho Boulevard, El Burro Heights Northbound
2:30 Police Cruiser
Del Perro Freeway, Downtown
Westbound
2:31 Back to San Andreas Avenue, Little Seoul Westbound
2:34 Back to El Rancho Boulevard, El Burro Heights Northbound
2:40 Back to San Andreas Avenue, Pillbox Hill Westbound
2:41 Davis Avenue, Davis Northbound
2:43 Los Santos Freeway, Downtown Southbound
2:45 LS Storm Drain - southern section, Davis Eastbound
2:48 Strawberry Avenue, Mission Hill Southbound
2:52 Back to LS Storm Drain - southern section, Davis Eastbound
2:53 Back to Strawberry Avenue, Mission Hill Southbound
2:58 Calais Avenue, Little Seoul Northbound
2:58 Back to Strawberry Avenue, Strawberry Southbound
3:00 Back to LS Storm Drain - southern section, Davis Eastbound
3:04 Innocence Boulevard, Strawberry Westbound
3:08 Back to LS Storm Drain - southern section, Banning Eastbound
3:09 Exceptionalists Way
to Greenwich Parkway, LSIA
Northbound
Westbound
3:12 Carson Avenue, Davis Eastbound
3:18 Hits a road work barrel and flips in the air
Near the intersection of Carson Avenue and Jamestown Street, Rancho
Eastwards

Videos[]

Gallery[]

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The full image gallery for The Valley Of The Pagans (Music Video) may be viewed at The Valley Of The Pagans (Music Video)/Gallery.

Trivia[]

  • The music video on the band's YouTube page was set to private four days after it premiered. This is likely due to fair use disputes with Rockstar Games, which owns the Grand Theft Auto franchise.
    • There was speculation at the time that the video may had been removed due to possibly showing a spoiler for an upcoming Grand Theft Auto Online update.[1] However, this was simply misinformation caused by Grand Theft Auto fans mistaking Plastic Beach for the then-rumored island of Cayo Perico, which was later added to the game on 15 December 2020 as part of the Cayo Perico Heist update.[2]
  • The alternate version of the video lacks the Song Machine Intro, the Gorillaz Productions Logo and a teaser for The Lost Chord.
  • The majority of the original music video was filmed in Grand Theft Auto V.
  • 2-D has Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Moonchild, and Slowthai on his iFruit contacts list.
  • 2-D's phone becomes progressively more damaged over the course of the music video.
  • Despite reaching a 5-Star Wanted Level, the band is only pursued by a single police cruiser though this may be due to the limited number of "actors" available to operate the vehicles (the interiors of the cruisers are never seen throughout the entire music video).
  • The path driven by the Stylo throughout the duration of the video makes no logical sense in regards to the passage of time but, the in-game passing of time is accurate based on the time on 2-D's phone and the in-game sunlight.
  • The Pink Phantom can be seen hiding in the trunk of the Stylo.
  • Kong Studios Garage is filled with many easter eggs and references:

External Links[]

References[]

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