GORILLAZ Are Back With Puzzling Donald Trump Protest Track ‘Hallelujah Money’


The first taste of the highly anticipated comeback album might not be exactly what you expected…

January 19, 2017

So! After six years Gorillaz return with… possibly the weirdest track you’ve heard from them. Today, on the eve of the President-Elect’s Inauguration, Gorillaz put out what they call “a lightning bolt of truth in a black night”: a highly unusual politically-charged track ‘Hallelujah Money’, accompanied by a puzzling music video for it.

This is the first taste of the band’s long awaited comeback record, expected later this year. This might not be exactly what you’d expect to hear but the track is a message-driven one: it features vocals from Mercury Prize winner, British singer/poet Benjamin Clementine and, as you might have guessed, it’s an Trump-protest song.

The track is a mixed-art creation, which sounds rather as an expressive speech than an actual song. With Clementine standing in Trump Tower’s elevator, there are flashing images and shadows behind him, showing cartoons and the KKK to a Spongebob yelling scene. Check out the video and the lyrics of ‘Hallelujah Money’ below (as transcribed by NME).

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‘Hallelujah Money’

Here is our tree
That primitively grows
When we go to bed
Scare crows from the Far a-East
Come to eat its tender fruits
I have thought that the
Best way to protect our tree
Is by building walls
Walls like unicorns in full glory and galore
Even stronger than the walls of Jericho
Be glad then my friend
That in a few
We shall reap abundantly
What we’d always dreamt of havin
Enough of the starvin
It is love
That is the root of all evil
Not our tree
And thank you my friend
For trusting me

Hallelujah Money
Hallelujah Money

How will we know
When the morning comes
We are still humanz.
How will we know?
How will we dream?
How will we love?
How will we know?

Don’t worry my friend
If this be the end
Then so shall it be
Until we say so
Nothing will move
Ah, don’t worry
It is not against our morals
It’s legally tender
Touch my friend
What the whole world, and whole beasts of nations desire: power

Hallelujah Money
Cross the chemtrail sun
Hallelujah Mone