The animated band take a chill boat cruise with the Grammy-nominated Malian famous person.
Saying “sorry” is tough sufficient, however strive pulling it off in three languages. That is what animated rockers Gorillaz do on the second choice from their ongoing Track Machine collection, “Désolé,” which dropped on Thursday morning (Feb. 27).
The collaboration in English, French and Bambara — that includes Grammy-nominated Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara — is accompanied by a video of a mellow cruise alongside Lake Como, Italy, with 2D, Noodle and Russel.
Sadly, Murdoc is left behind when the animated trio hop right into a portal within the Kong Studios to teleport to their unique locale. The bossa nova-style tune clips alongside on gently strummed and plucked guitar and a chilled-out beat, as Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn repeats the tune’s chorus. In the meantime, Diawara provides impassioned counterpoint vocals, singing “Désolé, complique” as strings and horns swell up within the background.
In a press release accompanying the clip — which was directed by Albarn’s chief collaborator on the tasks, animator Jamie Hewlett — drummer Russel says, “Making ‘Désolé’ with Fatou was an actual second for me, you already know. She’s an African Queen. This woman made the tune what it’s, stunning, like life. What can I say about Désolé? They are saying sorry is the toughest phrase, however that’s not true… Attempt saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth filled with gluten free cronuts on a pace boat with out licking your lips.”
Watch the “Désolé” video beneath.