Little Simz Slays in Stunning Visualiser For Gorillaz’ Garage Palace
Superhero Simz like we've never seen her before.
London rap wiz Little Simz makes her entry into the animated universe of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual band, Gorillaz, guesting on surprise single “Garage Places.”
With Simz joining the band in giving his one a spin at live dates in recent weeks, yesterday brought about a brilliant retro 8-bit video game visualiser to accompany the track, soon to be available on the super deluxe vinyl re-issue of ‘Humanz.’ Placing Simz’ scatter gun flow over frenetic breakbeat production, proves to be a winner here and at this point, is the kind of inspired selection we’ve come to expect from the Gorillaz.
With his ears constantly to the pulse of scenes within not just the UK but the world over, speaking on the inspiration to work with Simz, frontman Albarn revealed “I just was really struck by her kind of individualism, she’s just not part of a scene, and I think that’s great for her.”
Look out for “Garage Palace” on the deluxe vinyl box set of ‘Humanz,’ out later this week, containing a super 14 additional tracks to go with the original.
Watch the video above for a better look at the Gorillaz in all their 3D glory, and have a look at forthcoming UK/EU tour dates below.
1 ESCH SUR ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG – Rockhal
2 VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Wiener Stadthalle
4 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Royal Arena
5 OSLO, NORWAY – Oslo Spectrum
6 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Hovet
8 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND – Samsung Hall
9 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Arena de Geneve
11 MUNICH, GERMANY – Zenith
13 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Arena
14 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – 02 Arena
17 BERLIN, GERMANY – Max-Schmeling-Halle
18 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19 HAMBURG, GERMANY – Sporthalle Hamburg
21 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Ziggo Dome
22 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Forest National/Vorst Nationaal
24 PARIS, FRANCE – Zénith de Paris
25 PARIS, FRANCE – Zénith de Paris
27 BRIGHTON, UK – Brighton Centre
29 GLASGOW, UK – The SSE Hydro
1 MANCHESTER, UK – Manchester Arena
2 BIRMINGHAM, UK – Arena Birmingham
4 LONDON, UK – The 02 Arena
5 LONDON, UK – The 02 Arena
13 MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Vélodromo Municipal