Gorillaz is the brain-child of a handful of very talented people. Born in 1997 thanks to a feeling of complete contempt for what was being seen on MTV, their aim was to do things differently while at the same time using the very medium that MTV was made famous using to take shots at them and point out it's flaws. Now while the project wasn't directly aimed at the psuedo-music network the visuals that came along with Gorillaz definitely was.
Created by flat-mates Damon Albarn and Jaime Hewlett "The Gorillaz" is a four piece band comprised of 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard, and melodica), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and drum machine), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and occasional vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). They were given a voice by Albarn along with Del The Funky Homosapien and Dan The Automator who had previously come together to produce a track. Hewlett's part came when it was time to bring the group to life.
Most people who follow the popular music scene are relatively familiar with The Gorillaz and the success they have seen since then, so we probably don't need to go too much more in-depth with that side of the story. What we can tell you is that they recently collaborated with Converse to bring a line of products to the market that reflect not only the iconic shoe brand, but also the ground-breaking musical act.
In the latest installment from the project we see a new video that almost perfectly describes how countless people attempt to face the morning (myself included). The song is titled "DoYaThing" and watches as several members of the group and their acquaintances start their day. As usual the beat and lyrics are catchy and leave us feeling upbeat and energized, partly thanks to Andre 3000 and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) while the visuals that go along with it are interesting and captivating to say the least.
Enjoy the song, and use it's funky cartoon energy to start your weekend off right!