A few weeks ago, EW chatted with Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn about his latest tag-team collaboration with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and OutKast lyric spitter Andre 3000 for Converse’s recurring “Three Artists. One Song” campaign on the one-off single “DoYaThing.”
The full song, a spastic four minutes of psychedelic funk, is now available as a free download at Converse’s official website. (The four limited-edition Chuck Taylor All-Stars designed by Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett are also now available.) And it’s a seamless marriage of the three men at the helm: Albarn’s head-trippiness, Murphy’s beat science, Andre’s lightning-tongued lyrical attack.
But don’t take our word for it. Download it at the Converse site or give it a spin below.
As Albarn told EW, the collaboration was fruitful, spontaneous, and unpredictable. “There was nothing composed beforehand,” he said. “We just went in and said, ‘Start.’ It’s almost like pulling the rubber band back, and then it just releases. It was very much one of those moments where nothing is premeditated and it just sort of erupts. It’s exhilarating.”
The version you hear above was actually trimmed down from a whopping 12 minutes. But according to Albarn, that’s not even the half of it. “Quite a lot was left on the floor,” he explained of the music they left behind. “I’d always work with those two. They’re brilliant.”
What do you think of the new track? Do ya thing in the comments.
Read more on EW.com:
Gorillaz team up with Andre 3000 and James Murphy for Converse track ‘DoYaThing’ — EXCLUSIVE
LCD Soundsystem says farewell with Sundance entry ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’ — EXCLUSIVE TRAILER
LCD Soundsystem’s final farewell at Madison Square Garden: Watch it here
Gorillaz record new album on iPad