Gorillaz, former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and Outkast rapper Andre 3000 have teamed up to create a new track called "DoYaThing" as part of Converse's "Three Artists. One Song" campaign. The track will be available as a free download on Converse's official website on Feb. 23, along with a new Gorillaz footwear collection designed by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett for Converse.
The partnership with Converse marks Murphy's return as a vocalist after LCD Soundsystem officially disbanded last April. Speaking to Billboard "It was literally akin to a bunch of kids playing with toys until someone else said, 'Ooh! I like that bit!'" Murphy said about the process of piecing "DoYaThing" together with Gorillaz leader Damon Albarn and Andre 3000.
"Writing the lyrics was the funniest part... one person would be mumble-singing something and another would overhear him and ask, 'Oh… did you just sing…' I don't know... some crazy words that weren't at ALL what the guy was singing, and those new, misunderstood words could become the hook for a verse. I loved that about it."