It’s been two years since the Gorillaz’ last album, The Now Now. The virtual band has since returned, dropping an ever-evolving Song Machine EP and matching visuals.
“Désolé” is the “second episode” of Song Machine, featuring Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara. “Désolé” — or, “sorry” in French — is a love song sung in three languages: English, French and Bambara.
Drummer Russel said, “Making ‘Désolé’ with Fatou was a real moment for me, you know. She’s an African Queen. This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about ‘Désolé?’ They say sorry is the hardest word, but that’s not true… Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips.”
Check it all out, below.