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20 April 2023

Watch Gorillaz Perform ‘Possession Island’ With Beck On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Gorillaz and Beck shared the stage on Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their Cracker Island collaborative track, Possession Island. You can watch the footage below.

Possession Island is the closing song on Gorillaz’s eighth LP, which arrived in February. The joint track marks the second time the pair have collaborated following The Valley of the Pagans from Gorillaz’s 2020 album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez. In September 2022, band and Beck performed both songs live during the former’s star-studded Los Angeles tour stop.

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The Kimmel guest spot also served as an encore of sorts for Beck, who visited the late-night show in February to play his latest solo single, Thinking About You.

Gorillaz will return to the stage this weekend to play weekend two of Coachella 2023, while Beck will embark on a co-headlining trek with Phoenix in August. Grab seats here for their ‘Summer Odyssey Tour, which features support from Japanese Breakfast, Jenny Lewis, and Weyes Blood.

Meanwhile, one of the virtual group’s other repeat collaborators, Maseo of De La Soul, recently revealed that the hip-hop trio was initially supposed to feature on the Gorillaz track Kids with Guns rather than their eventual smash hit, Feel Good Inc.

Gorillaz also recently shared a new song called Crocadillaz featuring Dawn Penn and De La Soul, including a verse from the late Trugoy the Dove. It’s featured on Cracker Island (Deluxe), the latest version of the band’s new album. Other new features on the extended album include Del The Funky Homosapien (Captain Chicken) and MC Bin Laden (Controllah).

Crocadillaz follows De La Soul features on the Gorillaz hit, Feel Good Inc (from 2005’s Demon Days), Superfast Jellyfish (from 2010’s Plastic Beach), and Momentz (from 2017’s Humanz). Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn paid tribute to Trugoy The Dove (born David Jolicoeur) by sharing a short piano loop on his Instagram. The accompanying caption reads, “A loop for Dave. I love you.”

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