Tomorrow Comes Today

"Tomorrow Comes Today" is a song from British alternative rock virtual band Gorillaz's self-titled debut album Gorillaz and was their first release when issued as an EP in November 2000. The first three songs from the EP ended up on their debut album, however, "Latin Simone" was heavily edited, and dubbed into Spanish, for the album release. The new version was sung by Ibrahim Ferrer, and renamed "Latin Simone (¿Que Pasa Contigo?)". The original version is sung by 2-D (voiced by Damon Albarn) and appears along with "12D3" on some versions of the later-released compilation album G-Sides. The song itself was also the fourth and final single from that album, released on 25 February 2002. It peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart. A demo version of the song, "I Got Law"[4] was included as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of 13 by Blur, Damon Albarn's other musical project.

"Tomorrow Comes Today"
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Single by Gorillaz
from the album Gorillaz
B-side"Film Music"
Released
  • 27 November 2000 (2000-11-27) (UK EP)
  • 25 February 2002 (UK single)
  • 12 March 2002 (US)
Recorded1998–2000
Genre
Length3:13
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Gorillaz singles chronology
"911"
(2001)
"Tomorrow Comes Today"
(2002)
"Lil' Dub Chefin'"
(2002)
Music video
"Tomorrow Comes Today" on YouTube

Formats and track listingsEdit

Enhanced CD EP (2000)

  1. "Tomorrow Comes Today" – 3:13
  2. "Rock the House" – 4:09
  3. "Latin Simone" – 3:38
  4. "12D3" – 3:24
  5. "Tomorrow Comes Today" (enhanced video) – 3:14

12-inch EP (2000)

  1. "Tomorrow Comes Today" – 3:14
  2. "Rock the House" – 4:09
  3. "Latin Simone" – 3:38
  4. "12D3" – 3:24

CD single (2002)

  1. "Tomorrow Comes Today" – 3:14
  2. "Film Music" – 3:04
  3. "Tomorrow Dub" (early version of "Bañana Baby") – 5:30
  4. "Tomorrow Comes Today" (music video) – 3:14

DVD single (2002)

  1. "Tomorrow Comes Today" (DVD music video) – 3:14
  2. "Film Music" – 3:04
  3. "Tomorrow Dub" (early version of "Bañana Baby") – 5:30
  4. "Jump the Gut Pt. 1" – 0:30
  5. "Jump the Gut Pt. 2" – 0:30

12-inch single (2002)

  1. "Tomorrow Comes Today" – 3:14
  2. "Film Music" (Mode Remix) – 6:15
  3. "Tomorrow Dub" (early version of "Bañana Baby") – 5:30

PersonnelEdit

Music videoEdit

Directed by Jamie Hewlett, the video for the title track consists mainly of static drawings of the band members placed against real photographs and time-lapsed video footage of London streets. Some of the drawings are animated, especially the ones featuring 2-D singing. This is due to the video having an extremely short deadline compared to its follow-up "Clint Eastwood". The video finishes with the four band members, and 2-D's headache pills, flying across the screen during a fast-motion shot of a tunnel. Graffiti artwork by Banksy can be seen halfway through the video. Trellick Tower is also seen, known for being the birthplace of Gorillaz and where creators of the band Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn met.

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nelson, Alex (30 November 2011). "Gorillaz // Singles 2001–2012". Review. Rhythm Circus. p. 1. Archived from the original on 3 December 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Humanz After All: Gorillaz Stun in the Flesh with Guest-Filled Meadows Headlining Set". Billboard. 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ Yeung, Gavin (24 March 2017). "We Rank Gorillaz's 5 Album Releases From Worst to Best". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ Wade, Ian (23 July 2012). "Blur Blur 21: The Box Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 August 2021.