Gorillaz Release Pac-Man Song And Video For 40th Anniversary

Pac-Man is the fifth episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. The artificially manufactured band in every sense, originally created Blur's Damon Albarn and Tank Girl's Jamie Hewlett features US rapper ScHoolboy Q. Produced by Prince Paul, Remi Kabaka Jr. and recorded in London just before lockdown, Pac-Man ft ScHoolboy Q comes on the 40th anniversary of the arcade game in question.

The video for PAC-MAN sees the virtual band feel the effects of an arcade game machine procured for Kong Studios by Gorillaz bassist Murdoc Niccals in mysterious circumstances…

I'm a mad PAC-MAN

Living in levelled world

Everywhere I go

I don't know where I am

This follows four other songs from Song Machine alread released

Gorillaz Song Machine Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves

Gorillaz Song Machine Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara

Gorillaz Song Machine  Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia

Gorillaz Song Machine Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian 

You can also follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios. Song Machine will see Gorillaz joined by an ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world's most successful virtual band as recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records. Pac-Man was first released on May 22nd 1980.

2D will also be appearing on the Z2 Comics panel at San Diego Comic-Con@Home this week.

Gorillaz Release Pac-Man Song And Video For 40th Anniversary.
Gorillaz Release Pac-Man Song And Video For 40th Anniversary.

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