Gorillaz - “Stylo” ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def
Everyone’s favorite cartoon band is back.
Fresh off the news that they’ll be headlining Sunday night at Coachella, Gorillaz come correct with the first single from their upcoming album Plastic Beach. “Stylo” is a minimalist-disco tune that plows ahead on top of Damon Albarn’s rhythmic, mantra-like singing. Bobby Womack lends his pipes to great effect here, humanizing the “electric love” song with his signature wail while Mos Def’s short verse at the end sounds filtered through a 2-way radio, like he’s calling home-base from the funky mothership.
Plastic Beach is due on March 9. Guests on the album include Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Lou Reed, and Mick Jones.
Listen up, kids, this week’s list is a short one but a good one:
- Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (buy the CD/MP3s) (pictured above)
- Sonic Youth - The Eternal (buy the CD/MP3s)
- Mos Def - The Ecstatic (buy the CD/MP3s)