After six long years and constant social media teasing over the last few months, alt hip-hop heavyweights Gorillaz have at last premiered a new politically charged song titled “Hallelujah Money” over at Uproxx. Stream it and watch the video below.
“Hallelujah Money” releases on the eve of the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, with lyrics exploring corruption and power and a tree symbolizing the country’s prosperity. English poet and composer Benjamin Clementine features prominently on the track, alluding to Trump’s intention to build a wall along the Mexican border as well as this chillingly vivid line: “love is the root of all evil.”
The video, as described on Uproxx: “In the clip, Clementine stands in the gold-plated elevator of Trump Tower, delivering his pronouncement of disappointment in front of a flickering screen that flashes through other landmark moments. The images behind him cut from native dancers in Africa, to the La Candelaria brotherhood in Spain, drawing through lines from various cultures and tribes, until an appearance from the familiar silhouette of 2D crops up at the end.”
As the first official taste of Gorillaz’ new album, set to release later in 2017, what do you think of “Hallelujah Money”? Let us know in the comments below!