Gorillaz – Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (Deluxe)
Gorillaz began making their seventh studio album with the specific intention of not making an album. Instead, the Song Machine project was conceived as a series of monthly independent singles that would be created on the spot, without the limitations or concepts that come with shaping an album. “That’s the definition of contemporary, right?” Remi Kabaka Jr., producer, drummer, percussionist and third member of Gorillaz alongside Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, tells Apple Music. “It is more interesting to work in this episodic format because it is easier to respond to a moment than to try to remember your answer in the moment. You are a newsletter, a respondent in the moment, not a reporter of the moment.