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Gorillaz video for ‘The Lost Chord’
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Gorillaz revisit Plastic Beach in a video for ‘The Lost Chord’

The Song Machine Season One finale features guest vocalist Leee John as an angry sea monster

Gorillaz have shared a new music video to mark the Season One finale of their eclectic Song Machine project, in the form of visuals for “The Lost Chord”. The video sees the virtual group return to the Plastic Beach hideaway – the site of their 2010 album of the same name – where they’re attacked by guest vocalist Leee John, in the form of a laser-shooting sea monster.

The return to the island was previously teased in Gorillaz’s Grand Theft Auto-themed, Beck-featuring video for “The Valley of the Pagans”, which saw them launched into the sea through a portal. They enter a similar portal at the end of “The Lost Chord”, so who knows where they’ll end up next?

Besides Beck and Leee John, Song Machine has seen the group collaborate with a varied mix of artists, including slowthai, Skepta, JPEGMAFIA, St Vincent, Elton John, and the late Tony Allen. Season two is also apparently on the way, alongside a long-awaited animated film.

Earlier this month, Gorillaz co-founder Damon Albarn spoke to Dazed about the band’s beginnings, their lockdown live show Song Machine Live, and the UK government’s “disgraceful” stance on the arts during the pandemic.

Revisit that interview here, and watch Gorillaz’s video for “The Lost Chord” below.