Gorillaz featuring Andre 3000 & James Murphy “DoYaThing”
Following previous Converse-backed trio collab one-offs by Pharrell/ Santigold/ Julian Casablancas and Kid Cudi/ Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij/ Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, the shoe giant has brought forth another ‘Three Artists, One Song’ event to slobber over, bringing together music blogopshere icons Gorillaz, Andre 3000 and James Murphy to help promote their new Limited Edition Chuck Taylor Gorillaz Collection.
The track won’t be up for download until tomorrow, but a radio rip (via Zane Lowe/ BBC Radio 1) has emerged giving those who can’t wait an early sneak preview.
Final verdict after an initial listen? Unsurprisingly, considering the acts involved, the song is kooky as hell but ultimately works in…erm, doing its ‘thang’.
To an over-caffeinated backdrop of futuro-funk blurps and bloops, “DoYaThang” serves hipster-y sing-raps from Damon Albarn and falsetto disco-talk mumbles from Murphy on the hook, but it’s consistent track-stealer Andre 3000 who truly ends up owning the show here, his lengthy bananas contribution dishing out all kinds of awesome tongue-twisting lyrical/ wordplay wizardry and this so-clever-on-many-levels hater-muter: “How can it be/ Some lame man, he be talkin’ bout ‘Aww, he don’t rap enough’/ But y’all rap a lot and I’m like wrap it up boy/ You ain’t Scarface, You ain’t Willie D/ You ain’t Bushwick/ You ain’t killin’ me…”).
To re-quote the dude at the tail-end of this rip: Please, can we get an Outkast album now?