Recently, one of the most iconic video game characters turned 40 years. We refer to Pac-Man from Namco Bandai that celebrated its anniversary. Today, the legendary eater returns to give something to talk about being the protagonist of the latest song and music video by the British virtual band Gorillaz.
Gorillaz is a well-known British virtual band that has had successes for decades with themes that mix hip-hop, rock and electronic music. As part of their new musical project, called Song Machine, they have just released a song along with a video clip inspired by this video game classic.
This new song called PAC-MAN is the fifth episode of Song Machine. It is the latest concept of the musical group that has been characterized as having unique collaborations. For this song, the band has joined the American rapper nominated for the Grammy Schoolboy Q. The music video for this song has full images alluding to Pac-Man.
How the Video Clip Looks Like
The video is orchestrated with the unmistakable voice of Damon Albarn and accompanied by the infallible verses of ScHoolboy Q. But, to keep you entertained, give yourself a wad of the eye (and ear) to this new production of the band.
In ‘Song Machine’, we will see Gorillaz accompanied by an exciting and ever-evolving cast of collaborators captured live at Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful 2D virtual band members, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs.
On the other hand, we can see 2-D playing in a classic Pac-Man arcade, but the members of the band, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs, replace the ghosts Inky, Blink, Pinky and Clyde. But that’s not all since the video has a couple of other references, did you manage to find all of them? Similarly, thanks to NVIDIA and Bandai Namco, Pac-Man has received a new life in the world of virtual reality.
The new track was co-produced between Gorillaz, Prince Paul, and Remi Kabaka Jr. The project ‘Song Machine’ by Gorillaz began last January with the launch of the theme ‘Momentary Bliss’, where they collaborated with Slowthai and Slavs, then continued with the singles, ‘Désolé’, ‘Aries’ and ‘Friday 13th’.
The acclaimed virtual band has also shared a music video dedicated to the video game on Twitter. It is the same audiovisual delight packed with nostalgic sounds and visuals.
The premiere coincides with Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary, thus highlighting the importance of the original arcade machine and character within the history and world of video games.
Pac-Man became a global phenomenon in the video game industry. It had the Guinness record as the most successful arcade video game of all time with a total of 293,822 machines sold from 1981 to 1987 ended with the then giant of the video games ” Space Invaders.”
You can enjoy the full Gorillaz’s video clip under this line. So, what do you think?