2D (character)

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2D
Gorillaz 2D.jpg
First appearance 1998
Created by Damon Albarn
Jamie Hewlett
Voiced by Damon Albarn
Nelson De Freitas
Information
Gender Male
Occupation musician
Nationality British

Stuart "2D" Pot is a fictional musician and member of the British virtual band, Gorillaz. He provides the lead vocals and plays the keyboard for the band. 2D's voice is provided by Blur frontman Damon Albarn on Gorillaz' recordings and performances, while in additional material, he is voiced by the actor Nelson De Freitas. He was created by Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.

Role as musician[edit]

The character 2D sings and plays keyboard. He can play guitar, as can Murdoc, but both leave it to Noodle. In most cases, 2D's singing voice is much lower than his warbly speaking voice. His vocal range is very wide, and he has sung everything from Baritone to a falsetto Soprano. All his singing voices are provided by Albarn, including the spoken verses in the 2005 hit Feel Good Inc. 2D apparently has had some influence in the lyric-writing process (as evidenced by the credits on the insert of the Gorillaz debut album, even though his intelligence is reputedly negligible). Apparently Murdoc has had Damon Albarn teach 2D from time to time to sing better than he already could, and apparently even sing in some of their songs, as stated in an NME interview with Damon.[1]

2D was featured on the songs "FM" by Nathan Haines and "Small Time Shot Away" by Massive Attack.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NME Magazine". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Damon Albarn Contribution Tracks". Vblurpage.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.