Gorillaz – Désolé | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
“Désolé” is the second release off of Gorillaz’ new project ‘Music Machine: Season 1.’ The group released the first episode, titled “Momentary Bliss” featuring slowthai and Slaves. The news is that there will be a new episode every month by Gorillaz.
“Désolé” is a song encompassing English and French languages. The title of the song is French for “sorry.” It also features vocals by African singer Fatoumata Diawara.
Gorillaz sat down with Pitchfork to talk about their new song where they broke down the idea behind it; “What can I say about Désolé? They say sorry is the hardest word, but that’s not true…. Try saying antidisestablishmentarianism with a mouth full of gluten-free cronuts on a speed boat without licking your lips.”
Watch “Désolé” Music Video by Gorillaz
The music video features Gorillaz animations, as usual, and Fatoumata, too, taking a speedboat ride in a bay.
In the lyrics to the song, we hear Gorillaz apologizing aplenty. Why? There is someone they have done wrong and the guilt is killing them. The lyrics “I’m a long way from land / I don’t know what to do / Try to hold on to you” suggest that there might have been a long-distance relationship that ay have not worked out. Maybe it was more to do with the singer’s faults.
In the third verse, Fatoumata Diawara sings in French telling that it has been a long wait holding off on her life waiting for her love. It has been too long and she is tired of waiting. Even her ghosts are tired of waiting for this romance to spark life.
While 2-D of Gorillaz breaks down over a love that he let go, Fatoumata responds that it might be too late to mend things back.
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