Hallelujah Money

Hear Gorillaz’s new anti-Trump track
By Alex James Taylor | Music | 19 January 2017

After much tease, Gorillaz have finally released new material in the form of new track Hallelujah Money, featuring Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine. The drop marks the band’s first release in six years and the first taste of their new record, which is due later this year.

The band describes the song as a “commentary on a politically-charged, historical moment,” released on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, it seems apt. “In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to. Me,” said bassist Murdoc. “That’s why I’m giving you this new Gorillaz song, a lightning bolt of truth in a black night. You’re welcome. Now piss on! The new album’s not gonna write itself.”

Hit play on the video and take note of the poignant lyrics below.

Here is our tree
That primitively grows
When we go to bed
Scare crows from the Far a-East
Come to eat its tender fruits
I have thought that the
Best way to protect our tree
Is by building walls
Walls like unicorns in full glory and galore
Even stronger than the walls of Jericho
Be glad then my friend
That in a few
We shall reap abundantly
What we’d always dreamt of havin
Enough of the starvin
It is love
That is the root of all evil
Not our tree
And thank you my friend
For trusting me

Hallelujah Money
Hallelujah Money

How will we know
When the morning comes
We are still humanz.
How will we know?
How will we dream?
How will we love?
How will we know?

Don’t worry my friend
If this be the end
Then so shall it be
Until we say so
Nothing will move
Ah, don’t worry
It is not against our morals
It’s legally tender
Touch my friend
What the whole world, and whole beasts of nations desire: power

Hallelujah Money
Cross the chemtrail sun
Hallelujah Money


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