Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Parlophone Records on 28th April.
A six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film, featuring four Humanz tracks – being “Saturnz Barz” in full, plus highlights of “Ascension”, “Andromeda” and “We Got The Power” – is now available to watch below. The film – “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)“, supported by YouTube – also affords an extraordinary cutting-edge VR video (360-3D). And an interactive VR version is set to be released on Daydream in April.
Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others (see below).
Gorillaz will play the complete album live for fans for the first time, at a secret London location tomorrow, Friday 24th March. This one-off show is supported by Telekom Electronic Beats. Ticket info here.
Gorillaz will headline the recently announced, sold-out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on 10th June. Full details of dates scheduled for later in the year, will be announced soon.
01 Ascension feat. Vince Staples
02 Strobelite feat. Peven Everett
03 Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan
04 Momentz feat. De La Soul
05 Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela
06 Charger feat. Grace Jones
07 Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M. 8.
08 Busted and Blue
09 Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton
10 Let Me Out feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T
11 Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz
12 She’s My Collar feat. Kali Uchis
13 Hallelujah Money feat. Benjamin Clementine
14 We Got The Power feat. Jehnny Beth
Bonus material on Deluxe:
15 The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK
16 Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
17 Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà
18 Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis
19 Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes