Gorillaz team up with Andre 3000 and James Murphy for Converse track 'DoYaThing' -- EXCLUSIVE
Good news for fans of Damon Albarn, LCD Soundsystem, OutKast, simians, dancing, spaced-out funk, and sneakers: All those things are coming together.
In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn talks about the latest installment of Converse’s ongoing “Three Artists. One Song” project — past participants include Kid Cudi, Santigold, the Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, members of Vampire Weekend and Best Coast, and more — which put him in a studio for three days with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and OutKast’s Andre 3000.
The result track, a head-tripping masterpiece called “DoYaThing,” will be available for free download on the official Converse website on February 23.
“I had spoken to James a couple times, but previously I knew only [his and Andre’s] work,” Albarn told EW. “I love that level of spontaneity. I look for it all the time. It doesn’t always arrive on my doorstep, but it’s something I aspire to.”
“DoYaThing” also serves as the launch point for a quartet of Chuck Taylor All-Stars custom-designed by Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett (he also created a video for the clip, complete with new animated avatars for Murphy and Andre, pictured above). The shoes, which borrow designs from various Gorillaz-related projects, also go on sale February 23.
Check out the music section of this week’s issue of EW — there are naked TV vampires on the cover! — for more on “DoYaThing,”and stay tuned for more developments from the mind of Albarn.
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