Phoner to Arizona

Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead track on The Fall, an album recorded and mixed on group founder Damon Albarn's Apple iPad during Gorillaz's American leg of their Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour in October 2010.
  • The Fall was initially released on December 25, 2010 as a free Christmas download on the Gorillaz website, exclusively to fans who have already purchased a membership in the band's fan club, Sub-Division.
  • Albarn explained on Gorillaz.com that he made the album, "because there's a lot of time that you just spend staring at walls essentially. And it was a fantastic way of doing it."
    He continued regarding the writing process, "I literally wrote everything on the day in each place and there's a strange sort of sound of America and its musical traditions that comes through. It feels like a journey through America."

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