Grace Jones worked with Damon Albarn on the single “Charger” from the 2017 Gorillaz album Humanz. Albarn wanted to collaborate with the “matriarchs” of music to fully represent the idea of the album. He previously worked with what he called the “patriarchs” meaning Ike Turner, Bobby Womack and Ibrahim Ferrer. The recording of “Charger” was described by him as a ‘supernatural experience’ because of Jones’ passion and fierce spontaneity. The song was Jones’ first recording since contributing “Original Beast” to the 2014 soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1. Albarn’s tame vocals contrasted against Jones’ daunting delivery and a beat governed by a fuzzy guitar was a piece of avant-garde pop in line with her dance music legacy.
Jones has spent the past four decades as a fashion and music icon having released 10 albums, appearing in movies and a career as a model. In 2017, the documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami came out and in 2018 she received the Order Of Jamaica.