The Gorillaz have paid tribute to the late Afrobeat legend Tony Allen - Albarn’s band mate in the Good, the Bad and the Queen — in the animated band’s new track “How Far?” featuring Allen and Skepta. “How Far?,” is the most recent installment in Gorillaz’ Song Machine series, “was written and recorded with Skepta in London just before lockdown and is being shared immediately as a tribute to the spirit of a great man, Tony Allen,”.
“There is no end,” Allen said in a statement shared by Gorillaz. “I want to take care of youngsters – they have messages and I want to bring them on my beat.”
Allen was Albarn’s close friend and collaborator; in addition to the Good, the Bad and the Queen, the two had worked together on a number of projects including the one-off supergroup Rocket Juice & The Moon as well as Albarn’s Africa Express".