Gorillaz have released a new video for ‘DoYaThing’, the wild collaboration Damon Albarn recorded with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and OutKast’s Andre 3000 for Converse. Albarn’s Gorillaz partner Jamie Hewlett directed the clip, which showcases a seamless fusion of classic Gorillaz animation and straight footage while taking you on a tour of a rather disgusting London flat inhabited by the members of the fictional cartoon band, along with Hewlett’s versions of Murphy and Andre 3000. A 13-minute version of the track also surfaced this week, and it’s remarkably less weird/awkward than the original; featuring a LCD Soundsystem-style slow-build-freakout and some awesome improvised vocals by Andre 3000 as he yells “I’m the shit!” over and over like a crazed fusion of Iggy Pop and James Brown. The trio absolutely nailed it on this final take, and it’s well worth a quarter-hour of your time.
Watch the video for ‘DoYaThing’ below (via Converse).
Listen to the 13-minute explicit version of ‘DoYaThing’ below.
You can also read enlightening interviews with both James Murhpy and Damon Albarn on how the song came about over at Pitchfork.
If you missed the original version of ‘DoYaThing’ or the making-of video, hit the link below: