Gorillaz have released a statement on their latest project, revealing the Song Machine "remains ON" despite the current coronavirus pandemic.
So far, Gorillaz have shared two episodes of their Song Machine project. The first was "Momentary Bliss" featuring Slaves and slowthai, and last month they returned with Fatoumata Diawara collaboration "Désolé".
While many artists are postponing their original release dates for upcoming projects because of the current coronavirus pandemic, Gorillaz have decided to carry on, and have shared an encouraging note on socials to go with it.
Gorillaz bassist Murdoc Niccals writes, "I, Murdoc Niccals, along with Noodle, Russel and the other one, have full confidence that together with you, my adoring fans, we shall ride out the storm."
"In the coming days and weeks, we will face many challenges," Niccals writes. "But even though large tracts of mankind grind to a halt in the face of this formidable foe, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end."
Wrapping up the statement, Niccals adds, "And even if a large part of the planet becomes completely bored out of their melons, we will not surrender. We will carry on the struggle. Until the day we can go outside again with open arms, high five, group hug, fist bump, and maybe even French kiss. Until then. We’ve got this, and more importantly the machine remains ON!"
Song Machine will be the first project from Gorillaz since their 2018 album The Now Now.