Gorillaz – Hillbilly Man

by Simon

Here’s a track off the latest Gorillaz album The Fall, released via their website at Christmas, getting a proper release in April. It’s supposedly not a full and proper album, just an inbetween thing, but it’s bloody good. It sounds like a bunch of properly produced demos, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some tracks end up growing into full tracks the next time around. Or maybe not. You never know with Albarn.

This track starts off in a way I’d like to see explored at some time, which is just guitar and vocals, very delicate, reminiscent of Weller’s vocal and guitar songs in the early days of The Style Council. Albarn has a wonderful way with a melody and I would love to hear an acoustic album at some point.