"Désolé" is the second single from Gorillaz' Song Machine music and cartoon project. Released on February 27, 2020, the bossa nova-style tune features Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara.
The collaboration is trilingual, featuring lyrics in English, French and Bambara (the national language of Mali). The song title is French for "sorry" and throughout the track 2D (Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn) and Fatoumata Diawara trade lyrics about a wrecked romance. They are both " désolé" that their relationship has ended.
This is the third collaboration between Damon Albarn and Fatoumata Diawara. The pair previously collaborated in 2012 on three tracks from Albarn's supergroup Rocket Juice & The Moon's eponymous album and again on Bobby Womack's 2012 song "Nothin' Can Save Ya," which was co-produced and co-written by Albarn.
The video shows band members 2-D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs boating with Diawara and Albarn on Lake Como. Unfortunately, virtual bassist Murdoc got left behind after the others hopped into a portal in the Kong Studios to teleport to the Italian resort.
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