Hostiles

Album: Everyday Robots (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Albarn told The Sun about this paean to 21st century ill-communication: "The hostiles are those characters in computer games that you just kill," he said. "They're completely soulless things given no character other than they're hostile to you."

    "I felt the blankness of just kidding, the passive aggression that exists in computer games," Albarn continued. "It's kind of weird. However, I know I'm getting Grand Theft Auto 5!"
  • Damon Albarn told The Observer that he wrote this song after spending Christmas at his mother-in-law's house, "spending hours on the sofa playing The Dark Knight video game with my daughter, just zapping these endless characters with no real humanity."

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