Virtual icons Gorillaz have unveiled the first track from their brand new Song Machine project.

Momentary Bliss is a collaboration with rapper slowthai and Kent punks Slaves, and it’s an uplifting slice of rap rock with a happy-go-lucky Gorillaz sheen. The track centres on one key, empowering line: “it makes me sick to think you ain’t happy in your skin“.

slowthai (c) Marc Prodanovic

slowthai (c) Marc Prodanovic

Slaves (c) Jack Parker

Slaves (c) Jack Parker

As per a press release, Song Machine is a “cartoon music contraption from 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen“. The frequency of the episodes, as well as future collaborators, is still under wraps.

Watch the video for Momentary Bliss below.