Song Machine is a 13 song / episode project from Gorillaz running throughout 2020. We will be covering each song as it is released.

Evoking a sense of the 80’s, Aries is the latest track in the Song Machine project from Gorillaz. That 80’s styling is unsurprising given the presence of New Order’s Peter Hook who brings with him all the shoe-gaze feel of his own repertoire in the bass line which is matched by the more optimistic production, drumming care of Georgia – who herself released a great pop record earlier this year – and the crooning stoner vocals of 2D. The track feels like one for a long drive and that is what is reflected in the video.

Another interesting run for the band. This one feels like a familiar track from the 80’s evoking not only Hook’s shoe-gaze heritage but also some elements from glam rock band ballads form that era.

The end of the video, in addition to the teaser for the next episode has 2D telling everyone to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s nice of him. Machine Bitez this time cover Murdoc’s eyeballs. Listen on Spotify to have a laugh.