Gorrilaz pay tribute to Pac-Man in latest Song Machine

Gorrilaz pay tribute to Pac-Man in latest Song Machine


In the fifth instalment of their Song Machine series, animated pop group, Gorrilaz, release PAC-MAN ft. ScHoolboy Q.

As part of their Song Machine series, Gorrilaz find inspiration from an arcade classic for their latest video. ‘PAC-MAN’, featuring ScHoolboy Q, finds the band’s animated frontman, 2-D, hammering the buttons of an arcade cabinet whilst the rest of the group take time out.

Tribute to the game comes predominantly from the visual for the song rather than within the lyrics. Regardless, Gorrilaz usual blend of animation with real world settings is a fun spectacle with some nice moments to enjoy. There’s even a peanuts homage for the more observant viewer.



Gorrilaz’s next Song Machine instalment is due in September. Their last, Friday the 13th,  was released in June.

Gorrilaz is a project led by Tank Girl creator, Jamie Hewlett, and Blur singer, Damon Albarn. Blending down-beat pop with elements of hip-hop, the group is presented by four animated characters. Without ties to any specific genre of music, the group are free to collaborate and explore sound without being pigeon-holed.

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About Gorillaz | Gorillaz is the most successful virtual band ever, fronted by four wildly talented but totally disparate characters: pretty-but-vacant singer 2D, satanic bassist Murdoc Niccals, Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle and amiable man-mountain drummer Russel Hobbs.



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