This dirge-like ballad finds Albarn crooning lyrics of isolation and loneliness. It is one of several satirical rants on Everday Robots against 21st century tech obsession.
Albarn explained the song to The Sun: "That starts really strangely with arrhythmia, which means when your heart beat is irregular," he said. "It's about accepting that you live with uncertainty."
"The 'press play' refers to abstractions in an everyday sense, whether it's watching a DVD or putting on the radio or passing time playing a game on the tube," he added.
"We live in a world where the symbols like the (press play) triangle has become synonymous with time out," Albarn continued. "It goes back to the Egyptians and their esoteric take on the whole universe."
The video is made up of scenes from Albarn's travels filmed on the Blur frontman's iPad. The clip visits Tokyo, Dallas, Utah, North Korea, Iceland, as well as London, Devon and Colchester in the UK.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."