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Gorillaz Debut New Tame Impala & Bootie Brown Collab, ‘New Gold’

Gorillaz have given fans a live preview of their new single, teaming up with Tame Impala and Bootie Brown for the debut of ‘New Gold’ this weekend. The premiere performance of Gorillaz’s forthcoming single occurred at the All Points East festival in London on Friday night.

The performance in London’s Victoria Park marked the end of Gorillaz’s European tour. Damon Albarn and co. teamed up with a number of special guests throughout, including Popcaan, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mos Def, De La Soul, Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder and The Clash’s Paul Simonon.

Gorillaz – ‘New Gold’ (feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown)

Midway through the performance, Albarn announced they’d be performing their new single, ‘New Gold’, before welcoming Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, and Brown to the stage. “It’s kind of a mad song, to be honest with you,” Albarn explained to the crowd.

Immediately after the performance, a pre-save link was listed on the Gorillaz website, though no specific release date has been given as yet. ‘New Gold’ is Gorillaz’ second collaboration with Bootie Brown, the first being 2005’s ‘Dirty Harry’; it’s the first time they’ve worked with Tame Impala.

During a 2020 interview with Double J, Albarn said he’d had repeated contact with Parker, but they were unable to complete anything in time for inclusion on the 2020 album, Song Machine – Season One: Strange Timez.

It’s currently unclear whether ‘New Gold’ will be a standalone single, or will follow ‘Cracker Island’ as a preview of a new record from Gorillaz.

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