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People disappointed after finding out how iconic Gorillaz song Clint Eastwood was made

People disappointed after finding out how iconic Gorillaz song Clint Eastwood was made

Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn made the admission about the iconic track in a recent interview with DJ Zane Lowe.

Fans of Gorillaz are bitterly disappointed after finding out how their iconic track 'Clint Eastwood' was made.

It was the first single released by the band back in early 2001, with the song going double platinum upon its release and later being nominated for a BRIT Award.

However, songwriter Damon Albarn has shocked fans as he revealed how he came up with the best-selling song.

He made the admission about the Noughties classic, as he chatted with DJ Zane Lowe as they toured Studio 13, where most of the Gorillaz’s songs were recorded.

During the revealing Apple Music interview, the Blur frontman showed his impressive equipment collection full of rare electro instruments including the synth he used to make 'Clint Eastwood'.

As Albarn places the Suzuki Omnichord on his desk, he shows the former Radio One DJ how the iconic song actually was created using a single pre-set on the instrument – much to the disappointment of Lowe.

Zane Lowe was disappointed with the reveal.
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“It just came like that?” asked the DJ.

The Gorillaz frontman confirmed it, pushing a button and telling him: “That’s it. That the pre-set. It’s the Rock One pre-set.”

Lowe struggles to contain his shock, giggling off camera as the song builds to its crescendo.

“That’s the whole song,” said Albarn gleefully, as he began singing the first chorus.

The world-renowned DJ seemed to feel slightly let down, and he wasn’t the only one.

The Blur frontman also showed off his impressive instrument collection.
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Many Gorillaz fans have been discussing the now viral clip, which has had over 1.7 million views on TikTok, and shared their shock on various social media platforms.

In the comments, one user joked about the disappointing reveal, writing: “That's some incredible, amazing, and somehow still upsetting information. What a champ.”

Others who’d grown up with the track also felt bitterly disappointed, as another fan wrote: “Please don’t ruin my childhood anymore!!”.

Some also compared the pre-set to the plonky game music of the 90s and Noughties, with one user adding: “My dude was out here writing Oldshool RuneScape tunes in on accident.”

Despite being disappointed, many also pointed out that 'Clint Eastwood' wasn’t the the only track to do this.

Fans have been sharing their disappointment online.
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In fact, Rihanna’s 'Umbrella' was produced using the hi-hat sound found on GarageBand which is free music software that comes with all Mac computers.

According to rapper The-Dream, who co-wrote the song, the beat caught their attention as he and Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart and Kuk Harrell worked on the now iconic track.

Because of this, the song only took a few hours to produce and it was later nominated for a Grammy.

Clearly, someone needs to pay the pre-set loop makers more money.

Featured Image Credit: Gorrilaz / YouTube / @morgan_hislop / twitter

Topics: Music, Celebrity