Gorillaz are closing out the first season of Song Machine by revisiting Plastic Beach in the video for “The Lost Chord,” starring Leee John.
The surreal video opens on the virtual four-piece band waking up on the familiar red shores of Plastic Beach, a reference to the cover and title of Gorillaz’s 2010 LP. But the island is now terrorised by a monstrous sea creature played by Leee John, who wreaks havoc by shooting lasers from his eyes.
Fortunately for the group, they manage to escape the destruction through a portal similar to the one that threw them into the ocean at the end of preceding episode, “The Valley of the Pagans.” Only time will tell what happens next in the band’s wicked adventure.
Released in October, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez featured collaborations with a wide selection of acclaimed musicians, ranging from Elton John and JPEGMAFIA to St Vincent, slowthai and the late Tony Allen.
A proposed second season of new music is reportedly underway. Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn recently confirmed to Australian radio station Double J that he had teamed up with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on an as yet unfinished collaboration that might appear on Season Two.
“I actually talked to your man Tame Impala [Kevin Parker] quite a few times, but we never seemed to get our tune finished,” Albarn told Double J. “There are a couple of things, actually. But they just didn’t make it onto Season One. But we were definitely in conversation several times.”
Watch the video for “The Lost Chord” below: