As fans of The Cure continue to wait for the band’s long-promised new album, frontman Robert Smith today delivers new music: a collaboration with Gorillaz for the Damon Albarn-led group’s ongoing “Song Machine” series — which you can hear via its animated music video.

Gorillaz launched “Song Machine” in January with the plan to release 10 individual tracks — each with different guests — through October, after which they’d be packaged into an album. Contributors so far include Peter Hook, the late Tony Allen, Skepta, Schoolboy Q and Octavian.

The full album, also called Strange Timez, is due out Oct. 23 on multiple formats and also will include appearances by Beck, St. Vincent and Elton John.

The group released the music video for “Strange Timez” and audio of Smith’s own Aurora Remix of the song, which also features Smith on guitar and keyboards.

Listen to both below.

 

 

 

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