Watch This Now: Gorillaz feat. James Murphy and Andre 3000 – “DoYaThing”

“You wanna do it, but you don’t know what you’re doing, baby…”

We’re off and racing! Sorry about the lack of posts last week, gang – as mentioned in the Keane entry, wasn’t feeling too great after a nasty cough and extensive gigging. Feeling much better now after a great weekend of rest, followed by seeing both the legendary Judith Lucy and the amazing Manchester Orchestra live. What a treat!

Let’s bring the focus back, though, as we’ve got some big music video fish to fry. The biggest of the lot has to be DoYaThing, the new “3 artists, 1 song” single put together by Converse.You might also remember My Drive Thru with Julian Casablancas, Santigold and Pharrell; or maybe I’m a Goner with Andrew W.K., Soulja Boy and Matt & Kim. Needless to say, it can be pretty hit and miss in these collaborations. With DoYaThing, however, it’s safe to say that we’re onto a winner with this one.

But onto the video. In terms of the continuity of the Gorillaz universe, the original line-up is back together and living in a shoddy London flat, having finally escaped from Plastic Beach. Noodle is back, her android version nowhere to be seen. Russell is still giant, but he now resides on the roof. As for 2D and Murdoc, they’re just as dodgy, seedy and downright lovable as they ever were. On the surface, there’s not a lot going on in this clip. Essentially, 2D is getting ready to leave the house, he checks on the other Gorillaz and heads out. There’s a lot of very clever little subtleties amongst the clip, though; as well as some cracking easter eggs. My personal favourite aspect of the clip, however, has got to be Andre 3000 turning up in all these random places. So that’s where he’s been hiding for the past few years – in the fridge!

What more can you say? It’s Gorillaz. It rules.

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