Gorillaz Olympics

It’s always a treat when you come across music that not so easily categorized. Formed in ’98 by Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett, the virtual band known as GORILLAZ presents a multitude of musical genres ranging from Rock, Hip Hop, and Trip Hop. Lead by its four animated band members 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, & Russell, they are portrayed in fantastical landscapes presented in short story video format.

In the Gorillaz latest project, Albarn & Hewlett have teamed up with the BBC to produce the title sequence and theme song for this year’s network coverage of the Beijing Olympics. In the networks efforts to draw younger viewers, a two-minute promo video will feature the song, and revolve around three new mystical characters named Monkey, Pigsy, & Sandy, and their interpreted JOURNEY TO THE WEST .