Un featuring d’eccezione per il nuovo singolo dei Gorillaz: in “The pink Phantom“, infatti, a duettare con Damon Albarn e compagni c’è niente meno che Elton John. Al brano, uscito lo scorso 1 ottobre, ha collaborato anche il rapper americano 6lack.

“The pink phantom” è il nuovo singolo che anticipa l’uscita del prossimo disco dei Gorillaz, previsto per il prossimo 23 ottobre. In  “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez” – questo il titolo dell’album, compaiono tantissimi ospiti di grande prestigio: dal leader dei Cure Robert Smith, che ha prestato la sua voce in “Strange timez“, al bassista dei New Order Peter Hook, passando per Beck.

Come ha raccontato lo stesso Elton John lanciando il brano via social, per lui non ci è voluto nulla ad accettare l’invito dei Gorillaz alla collaborazione essendo sempre stato un fan della virtual band capitanata da Damon Albarn.

GORILLAZ FT ELTON JOHN & 6LACK – THE PINK PHANTOM | IL TESTO

You’ve more or less forgotten me this summer
I can’t hide my disappointment
I was on my way in the phantom five
The one you gave away

Try to tell you that I love you but I’m choked up
You forgot and that makes me feel like no one (Summer nights)
Were you even really there? Did you ever really care?
Wait, I got so many examples of all of the good times we had
Long summer nights (Summer nights), held you long time
Put your name in my rhyme, refresh your memory
Of where you want to be, the phantom’s on the way
She’s comin’ down the street

I tried to get to Atlanta
On a peach blossom highway
I’m tryin’ to put these posers out of mind
In a sky made of diamonds
Where the world fell silent
I’ll be waiting for you on the other side

Summer lights (Everyday, everyday)
Sometimes (Ride where the summer goes)
Summer nights
Every night
Summer nights

I tried to say I love you
But you didn’t listen (Sometimes)
Tried to give you everything you might need (Summer nights)
In a sky made of diamonds
And where the world is flawless
I’ll be waiting for you on the other side

Summer lights, summer lights
Hold it in for a long time
Summer lights, seems to me I’m in a dream
Oh, these summer lights

The phantom is coming
You forgot and that makes me feel like no one
She’s crossing over the line
Wait, I got so many examples of all of the good times we had
Seems to me I’m in a dream (Long summer nights, held you long time
Put your name in my rhyme, refresh your memory)
And I have these summer nights (of where you want to be, the phantom’s on the way
She’s comin’ down the street)
Sometimes


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