Gorillaz Reveal First New Album In Six Years

Gorillaz announce new album Humanz feat. Grace Jones Kelela Danny Brown                  By Miles Bowe Mar 23 2017

Mastermind Damon Albarn premiered two new songs from the record - "Andromeda" featuring D.R.A.M. and "Saturn Barz" with Popcaan - on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 show.

Yesterday, Gorillaz returned from their seven-year slumber with a bombardment of new tracks from their upcoming album, Humanz, sharing four of them over the course of an hour.

Gorillaz, everyone's favourite virtual band, are back. How will you feel on that night?

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Speaking to BBC Radio, Damon Albarn said the album was written a year ago, but since Trump's win, had taken on a whole new darker meaning. "That was our dark fantasy and unfortunately it became reality".

In addition to the new tracks, Gorillaz released a six-minute film titled "Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)" with a version formatted for 360 degrees. Regardless of what dark depths the rest of Humanz plumbs, we now know that it'll end on an optimistic note.

The fourth song out as a preview with its own visual companion is called "We Got the Power" and rings with contrasting optimism from the very first line.

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This is the group's first album since 2010, when it released The Fall.

Humanz, the band's fifth album, is due for release on 28 April.

Damon Albarn and co performed Humanz in full, joined by a slew of guest collaborators who have worked on the album including Danny Brown, Pusha T, Noel Gallagher, Kelela, De La Soul and Kali Uchis. (Ticket info can be found here.) On June 10, Gorillaz will headline their Demon Dayz Festival in Margate, England.

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