Friday 13th (song)

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"Friday 13th"
Friday 13th Gorillaz song.jpg
Single by Gorillaz featuring Octavian
from the album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Released9 June 2020 (2020-06-09)
StudioStudio 13
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Music video
"Friday 13th" on YouTube

"Friday 13th" is a song by British virtual band Gorillaz featuring French-British rapper Octavian. The track was released on 9 June 2020 as the fifth single for Gorillaz' seventh studio album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, and the fourth episode of the Song Machine project, a web series involving the ongoing release of various new Gorillaz singles and music videos featuring different guest musicians over the course of 2020.[5]

Music video[]

The video, directed by Jamie Hewlett, Tim McCourt, and Max Taylor, was recorded while Gorillaz' virtual members were in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic and features their likenesses, which are noticeably scarred and bruised which Jamie Hewlett stated was the result of their fight in the music video for "Aries",[6] as well as footage of Octavian performing the track set against footage of moving roads and tunnels.[7] The video ends with a quote from playwright James Baldwin.


1."Machine Bitez #8" (with 2-D, Murdoc and Russel)  0:49
2."Friday 13th" (featuring Octavian)
Total length:4:24



Additional musicians and personnel

  • Octavian – vocals
  • John Davis – mastering engineer
  • Samuel Egglenton – engineering
  • Stephen Sedgwick – mixing engineer, engineering


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  3. ^ "GORILLAZ Keeps On Dropping New Tracks – Here's 'FRIDAY THE 13TH'". Turn Up The Volume.
  4. ^ Findlay, Mitch. "Gorillaz & Octavian Link Up For "Friday 13th" [Watch]". Hot New Hip Hop. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  5. ^ Blistein, Jon (29 January 2020). "Gorillaz Detail New Music, Video Series 'Song Machine'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Official Everythin' Gorillaz on Instagram: "There is a storyline guys, they started a fight in Aries and then they had to pull themselves together to make the next video. Episode 5 will continue the story, so stay tuned"". Instagram. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  7. ^ Blistein, Jon (9 June 2020). "Gorillaz Team Up With Octavian for Woozy New Track 'Friday 13th'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
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