2-D (character)

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2-D
Gorillaz 2D.jpg
First appearance 1998
Created by Damon Albarn
Jamie Hewlett
Voiced by Damon Albarn (singing)
Nelson De Freitas (speaking)
Kevin Bishop (speaking)
Information
Full name Stuart Harold Pot
Gender Male
Occupation Musician
Nationality British

Stuart Harold "2-D" Pot is a fictional character who is a musician and member of the British virtual band, Gorillaz. He provides the lead vocals and plays the keyboard for the band. 2-D's singing voice is provided by Blur frontman Damon Albarn on Gorillaz' recordings and performances, while in additional material, his speaking voice is provided by actor Nelson De Freitas in various Gorillaz direct-to-video projects such as Phase One: Celebrity Take Down and Phase Two: Slowboat to Hades. In 2017, Kevin Bishop was cast as the new speaking voice of 2-D.[1] He was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.

Role as musician[edit]

The character 2-D sings and plays the keyboard. He can play guitar, as can Murdoc, but both leave it to Noodle. In most cases, 2-D'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 Damon Albarn, including the spoken verses in the 2005 hit "Feel Good Inc." 2-D apparently has had some influence in the lyric-writing process (as evidenced by the credits on the insert of the titular debut album, even though his intelligence is reputedly negligible). Apparently, Murdoc has had Damon Albarn teach 2-D 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.[2]

2-D was featured on the songs "FM" by Nathan Haines and "Small Time Shot Away" by Massive Attack.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watch Gorillaz' first ever live NME interview". NME.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  2. ^ "NME Magazine". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Damon Albarn Contribution Tracks". Vblurpage.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.