The first track from the virtual band’s highly anticipated album.
After months of teasing and build-up, Gorillaz have returned with ‘Hallelujah Money’, their first song off their first album in six years.
The track features singer Benjamin Clementine, who won the 2015 Mercury Prize for his debut album At Least For Now. Released on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the band describes the song as a “commentary on a politically-charged, historical moment”.
The video, credited to Gorillaz & Giorgio Testi, focuses on Clementine singing in an elevator displaying visual projections that range from colorful animations to stock footage of the La Candelaria brotherhood marching in Spain during Easter.
Last year, Gorillaz teased their return with a series of visual stories detailing the backstory of each fictional bandmember — 2D, Murdoc, Russel and Noodle — picking up where the band’s narrative left off on Plastic Beach.
Look for more from Gorillaz later this year.