Hear Gorillaz’ New Song About Pac-Man, Featuring ScHoolboy Q

Gorillaz have hit us with the fifth instalment of their Song Machine series in the form of a new single about Pac-Man dubbed, wait for it, ‘PAC-MAN’.

The tune honours the iconic arcade game’s 40th birthday and features guesties from West Coast rapper ScHoolboy Q, as well as samples from the ACTUAL OG PAC-MAN GAME.

There’s also an accompanying visualiser, which features both ScHoolboy and your fave toon punks in both their normal and 8-bit Pac-Man style forms.

ICYMI: Gorillaz’ Song Machine is an episodic audiovisual series that sees the virtual band, founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, collaborate with an “ever-evolving roster”, set in the band’s Kong Studios. It’s envisioned in “direct opposition” to more traditional album releases, the last of which by the band was 2018’s The Now Now.

There’s no planned schedule for Song Machine, instead there’ll be “spontaneous delivery of episodes throughout the year”.

The series has so far seen Gorillaz collaborate with the likes of slowthai, Slaves, Fatoumata DiawaraPeter Hook and Georgia, and Octavian. They’ve also hinted at a collaboration with Tame Impala.

Back in May, the band shared a new song  titled ‘How Far?’ featuring Skepta along with pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who passed away back in April.

Check out the video for ‘PAC-MAN’ below.

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