You can watch the video for Gorillaz’s ‘DoYaThing’ now by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. The track, which is a collaboration with Outkast’s Andre 3000 and former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, is part of a number of recordings for Converse’s ‘Three Artists. One Song’ campaign. Previous collaborators have seen rapper Soulja Boy, Andrew WK and Matt And Kim come together to record a collaboration, and also saw Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and ex-Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones collaborate to record a track together in 2010.
Last week a 13 minute version of the track appeared on-line. Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett has also designed a new shoe range for Converse to go with the track as well as the accompanying video. Earlier this month, Murphy gave NME the inside word on the recording sessions for the track, commenting:
“Everybody was really respectful of each other. We just tried to get out of each other’s way.”
“I’ve never done this before ‘cos I felt it pulled energy from (LCD Soundsystem). But I’m not cheating on them. It’s not musical monogamy anymore.”
Gorillaz – DoYaThing