The virtual rock band Gorillaz have just made an unexpected return back to the music scene as of last Thursday as they performed a song specifically to attack President-elect Donald J. Trump.
The song, which has been titled “Hallelujah Money,” focuses on both money as well as exclusion, and the song comes right on the eve of Trump’s inauguration ceremony.
Gorillaz is led by Damon Albarn from the famous band Blur, and have not released any more music or albums to the world for the past six years now.
Gorillaz joined forces with the Mercury prize winner due to his singing talents, Benjamin Clementine in order to get involved in their newest song.
A Deep Metaphor
The song of Hallelujah Money consists of several trippy electronic effects and in it Clementine uses a tree to serve as a metaphor to describe the United States under Donald Trump.
A few lyrics from the track include “And I thought the best way to perfect our tree is by building walls,” in what is most probably referring to the firm stance that Trump has towards immigration policies.
In the music video itself, Clementine is seen entering an elevator made out of gold in what probably is referring to Trump Tower.
As the elevator is going up, there is what seems to be a slideshow of several images showing marches by members of the Ku Klux Klan as well as dancers from African villagers.
A Clear Message
In the chorus of the track, the words “Don’t worry, my friend, if this be the end, then so shall it be,” is sung by Clementine.
Gorillaz, although it had been started by Albarn himself, is far more experimental than his other band Blur.
Generally all members of the band are represented as cartoons, as the band had been created with the help of an artist for comic books, Jamie Hewlett.