Last week, Converse released its latest “Three Artists, One Song” collaboration that teamed Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and Outkast’s André 3000. The result was “DoYaThing,” a pop song truly for the internet age — awesome in theory, but a bit lackluster in execution.
Fortunately, that iteration was only a taste of what the artists had concocted, and a thirteen minute extended version soon surfaced online. While the original featured Albarn’s slurred sing-rap and a pretty decent André 3000 verse, the extended cut draws out Murphy’s penchant for electro-weirdness and hits a groove similar to one you'd find on LCD Soundsystem’s 45:33. The result turns a mediocre corporate experiment into a bizarre journey through alt-pop excess. When “DoYaThing” ends with André 3000 repeating “I’m the shit!” ad nauseum, you’re right there with him. (107.7 The End)
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