we've been repping is finally out today, and let me say, it's well worth the wait. The four-and-a-half minute track packs all the elements you'd expect from each artist involved. Gorillaz is way up front with a reggae-funk beat and Albarn's mumbled vocals which Murphy accentuates with LCD-ish keys and falsetto vocals on the chorus. André pops in at the 1:49-minute mark with some The Love Below stylized crooning, singing "every time we try we get nowhere," before dropping some serious whirlwind rhymes.
Download the track and follow the bump for Murdoc's official announcement.
The free downloadable track is labelled "radio edit" because, as revealed by Albarn and Murphy in two separate Pitchfork interviews posted today, "DoYaThing" is a snippet of a 12-minute cut that will appear on the Gorillaz site in the near future. Albarn adds that if there were more time, "we could have made a whole record, I'm sure of it." So, take to the streets and write your congressmen. This needs to happen.
An official video from Albarn's Gorillaz mate Jamie Hewlett is set to debut on the Converse site February 29th and the Hewlett designed shoes are available now.