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Gorillaz share new single “How Far?” featuring Skepta and Tony Allen

The latest track in the Song Machine series is a tribute to Allen, who died last week.

May 04, 2020

Gorillaz have shared the fourth song from their Song Machine series. "How Far?" features London grime king Skepta and the iconic Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who died last week. The song “was written and recorded with Skepta in London just before lockdown and is being shared immediately as a tribute to the spirit of a great man, Tony Allen,” the band said in a statement to press over the weekend.

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Allen was a pioneer of the Afrobeat sound, helming Fela Kuti's Africa '70 through the 1970s. He collaborated with Gorillaz's Damon Albarn in The Good, The Bad & The Queen and later as part of Rocket Juice & the Moon.

Listen to "How Far?" at the top of the page.

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Gorillaz share new single “How Far?” featuring Skepta and Tony Allen