Stevie Nicks Talks Upcoming Gorillaz Collaboration
Talking to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, Nicks revealed how she was approached, ““Well, I have to tell you, it was really great, because [Cracker Island co-producer] Greg Kurstin sent [the song] to me. I call Greg back, and I go, ‘Oh, I think this is now our new favourite song, and I haven’t even sung on it yet. But yes, I would love to do this.
“I learned that song as if I had written that song and as if I was an Englishman, with that accent. And I love it so much.”
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Nicks went on to explain that her “one demand” was that she would feature in the music video for Oil, “Because that’s how I know about the Gorillaz – because of all their crazy cartoon videos.
“I want to be a Gorilla, and I want to have big, false eyelashes, and I want to have blonde hair, right? So, that’s what I said. And so, they’re doing it as we speak. And the whole song is… I think that song is somewhere between love and war.
“I can’t wait till it comes out because I’m so proud of it. Now, I was an honorary Heartbreaker. I was an honorary Foo Fighter. And now, I’m an honorary Gorilla. I’m so happy.”
Cracker Island will be released on 24 February 2023 via Parlophone and marks the follow-up to 2020’s Song Machine, Season One – Strange Timez.
Other collaborators on collaborators on Gorillaz’s eighth studio album include Bad Bunny, Beck, Thundercat, Adeleye Omotayond, Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.
Cracker Island tracklist:
Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)
Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)
The Tired Influencer
Silent Running (ft. Adeleye Omotayo)
New Gold (ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown)
Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny)
Possession Island (feat. Beck)