Let Me Out (song)

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"Let Me Out"
Gorillaz - Let Me Out.jpg
Single by Gorillaz featuring Pusha T and Mavis Staples
from the album Humanz
B-side "Five Whales in a Dream"
Released 6 April 2017 (2017-04-06)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 2:56
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Gorillaz singles chronology
"Andromeda"
(2017)
"Let Me Out"
(2017)
"The Apprentice"
(2017)

"Andromeda"
(2017)
"Let Me Out"
(2017)
"The Apprentice"
(2017)
Pusha T singles chronology
"Enough"
(2017) Enough2017
"Let Me Out"
(2017) Let Me Out2017
Mavis Staples singles chronology
"I Give You Power"
(2017) I Give You Power2017
"Let Me Out"
(2017) Let Me Out2017

"Let Me Out" is a song by alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz, featuring Pusha T and Mavis Staples. The song was released on 6 April 2017. It was released as the fifth single from their fifth studio album Humanz.

Background and recording[edit]

"Let Me Out" is the fifth single from the band's album Humanz and was produced by Damon Albarn, Remi Kabaka and the album's executive producer The Twilite Tone. The song features guest vocals from gospel singer Mavis Staples and GOOD Music president and rapper Pusha T. The song was written by Albarn, on a train journey, when conceptualising the album, Pusha T wrote his verse upon meeting Albarn and Gorillaz co-collaborator Jamie Hewlett in London. When speaking to Zane Lowe, who premiered the song on his Apple Music Beats 1 radio show, Pusha said "When I get over there, Damon begins to tell me to conceptualize the album as a party for the end of the world, like if Trump were to win. … I didn’t want to think about it, but that did give me a very colorful backdrop … I wrote from the perspective of this day … from the perspective of a Trump win."[4][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital release single

  1. "Let Me Out" – 2:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Damon Albarn – vocals, songwriter, synthesizer, keyboards, programming, production
  • Pusha T – vocals, songwriter
  • Mavis Staples – vocals, songwriter
  • Anthony Khan – synthesizer
  • Remi Kabaka - drum programming
  • John Davis – mastering engineer
  • The Humanz Choir (Rasul Al-Salaam, Starr Busby, Melanie J-B Charles, Drea D'Nur, Giovanni James, Marcus Anthony Johnson, Janelle Kroll, Brandon Markell-Holmes, Imani Vonshà) – additional vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[7] 155
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[8] 6
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 75
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[10] 15
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/gorillaz-let-me-out-pusha-t-mavis-staples
  2. ^ http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2017/04/gorillaz-continue-the-humanz-onslaught-with-let-me-out
  3. ^ Partridge, Kenneth (28 April 2017). "Paste Review of the Day: Gorillaz - Humanz". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Gorillaz – Let Me Out Lyrics | Genius Lyrics". Genius.com. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  5. ^ Amy Phillips and Amanda Wicks (2017-04-06). "Gorillaz, Mavis Staples, Pusha T Team on New Song "Let Me Out": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  6. ^ Young, Alex (2017-04-06). "Gorillaz bring together Mavis Staples and Pusha T on "Let Me Out" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 15, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 17 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 April 2017.