Amarillo (Gorillaz song)

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Single by Gorillaz
from the album The Fall
Released 14 March 2011
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 23 October 2010 in Amarillo [1]
Length 3:27
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Emily Burton
Producer(s) Gorillaz, Stephen Sedgwick
Gorillaz singles chronology
"Phoner to Arizona"
"Revolving Doors/Amarillo"

"Amarillo" is a double A-side single with "Revolving Doors" released by British alternative band Gorillaz from their iPad recorded album, The Fall. The word "amarillo" comes from Spanish and it translates to "yellow".


"Amarillo" was recorded in Amarillo, Texas on 23 October. The song features instrumentals from The Clash band member Mick Jones.

Critical reception[edit]

NME gave the single a positive review saying "Amarillo is a slow, yet euphoric song that finds Damon's reverb-laden voice evocatively recalling America's vast great interior. One of the more fully formed songs on the album, you get a vivid portrait of a songwriter from the British Isles getting his mind around one of the world's largest open spaces."[2]