Gorillaz’s latest music video for “Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo” is a visually stunning piece directed by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby. The video opens up to the headquarters of a mysterious cult led by a high priestess and a menacing ogre. The band members embark on a quest to save 2D, one of the members, from an imminent danger.
Set against a midtempo funk score, the video features the animated band members battling various minions of the cult, with a bottle of Murdoc’s “essence” proving to be particularly useful in their quest. The visuals are mesmerizing and immersive, with intricate details that bring the animated characters to life. The combination of animation and live-action footage seamlessly blends to create a surreal and otherworldly experience for the viewer.
The video’s climax features a dramatic turn of events that adds an emotional element to the overall storyline. The band members are shown overcoming obstacles to achieve their goal, and Murdoc’s “essence” plays a crucial role in their victory.
Overall, “Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo” is a perfect blend of music and art, a testament to Gorillaz’s unique and creative vision. The video’s intricate animation and immersive visuals create a surreal and dreamlike world, perfectly complementing the midtempo funk score. This latest offering by Gorillaz is a must-watch for both music and art lovers alike.