Gorillaz in collaboration with former LCD Soundsystem member James Murphy and rapper Andre 3000 released a new non-album single, DoYaThing, on February 23. The song was initially recorded for the Converse’s “Three Artists. One Song” series, and was Gorillaz member Jamie Hewlett’s idea after contributing 4 designs to the spring collection of Converse sneakers. You can listen to the song and download it for free, as well as take a look at the limited collection of Chuck Taylor Gorillaz sneakers here. You can also hear the extended version of the track below.
Musicians started recording the song back in the autumn of 2011, but it premiered only this year, on February 22 on air of several radio stations: BBC Radio 1, during Zane Lowe’s show, and Xfm, during Anne Hobbs show.
It’s only the short version of the song that’s available for free download, but in Damon Albarn’s words song’s extended version will be available soon at Gorillaz official website. However, you may already listen to it below. And the good-old-Gorillaz-style video by Jamie Hewlett is planned to be published on February 29 on Converse official website.
All this buzz inevitably brought attention to each of the collaborating musicians, especially Andre 3000: fans started questioning whether there would be new releases from Outkast anytime soon, but the rapper made an announcement stating that the band has no such plans yet and maybe there won’t ever be a new Outkast album at all.