Feel Good Inc., the first single to be taken from Gorillaz' second album Demon Days, will be released by Parlophone on 9th May.
The ideal introduction to Demon Days, Feel Good Inc. is a typically irrepressible Gorillaz cut, built on an ominous bassline and an infectious vocal hook and matched by a nitrous oxide-fuelled rap from guests De La Soul.
The video opens at the end of another big night at the Feel Good Inc. tower in an anonymous grey city. The tower is awash with casualties from the party, all sleeping off the effects of the night before. 2D is the last one standing. As he gazes out of the window he sees Noodle pass by on a floating island, topped by a huge windmill. Her world is one of green grass, dappled sunshine and butterflies - in stark contrast to the grimy and debauched world of the tower.
Noodle: “The windmill is a representation of a note of optimism, a memory of a simpler time. A snapshot picture of an older world, a note of simplicity and a little remembrance of a more innocent moment, pre-struggle.”
Directed by Jamie Hewlett and Passion Picture's Pete Candeland - the award-winning directors behind all of Gorillaz ground-breaking promos - the video uses a mixture of drawn and computer animation and painted backgrounds. All the animation was done in house at Passion Pictures and post was done at Rushes.
Feel Good Inc. is available on CD, DVD and as a special 7” picture disc. B-sides include Bill Murray, featuring the Isle of Wight's finest export, The Bees.
March 25, 2005
Gorillaz are Noodle (guitar), 2-D (vocals), Murdoc Nicalls (bass), and Russel Hobbs (drums).Signed to Parlophone at their very first gig in 1998, their debut album Gorillaz (2001) has sold 6 million albums worldwide. Visit the band in their Essex hang-out Kong Studios at www.gorillaz.com and enter their online talent contest, Search For A Star.