Gorillaz enlist Fatoumata Diawara for new single ‘Désolé’

Damon Albarn’s animated band invites Malian star Fatoumata Diawara on new video extracts from Song Machine series.

“Désolé” is the second installment of Gorillaz Song Machine series. It follows “Momentary Bliss” featuring slowthai and Slaves. In the video for “Désolé,” (French for sorry) Gorillaz discover a door in their Kong Studios that opens onto a dock in Lake Como, Italy.

“Making “Désolé” with Fatou was a real moment for me, you know,” Gorillaz drummer Russel Hobbs said. “She’s an African Queen. This lady made the song what it is, beautiful, like life. What can I say about Désolé? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that’s not true… Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips.”

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