Gorillaz Release Album Detailz And New Songz

They’re back

Gorillaz have been teasing us with something big coming down the animated pipe, and that something big has arrived in the form of today’s album announcement. It, somewhat paradoxically, is called Humanz and coming out on April 28 with a massive tracklist. (A six-year hiatus is great for productivity, apparently.) In true Gorillaz form, the 19-track album will be peppered with collaborations from a diverse clan of artists, from hip-hop wonderboy Vince Staples to spoken-word master Orson Krennic himself, Ben Mendelsohn. Carly Simon, Grace Jones, D.R.A.M., De La Soul, and Popcaan also make appearances. 

To give us a sense of what his crew has been up to, Gorillaz leader, Damon Albarn, dropped clips from three tracks off of the new album online. “Andromeda” ft. D.R.A.M., “Ascension” ft. Vince Staples, and “We’ve Got the Power” ft. Savages’ frontwoman Jehnny Beth are all below for you to geek out on. Damn, there’s a ton of new Gorillaz music all of sudden. And to cap off this explosion of creativity, Albarn also dropped a 360-degree short film, called Saturn Barz (Spirit House), which features the Popcaan track “Saturnz Barz.” And tomorrow, a little more than one month before Humanz is available to the world, Albarn and company will be playing the entire album in full at an undisclosed location in London (ticket info is here). Bask in the full glory of the Gorillaz below, including the entire tracklist. They’re back.

1. Ascension feat. Vince Staples

2. Strobelite feat. Peven Everett

3. Saturnz Barz feat. Popcaan

4. Momentz feat. De La Soul

5. Submission feat. Danny Brown & Kelela

6. Charger feat. Grace Jones

7. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M.

8. Busted and Blue

9. 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 version:

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 Holme

With interludes narrated by Ben Mendelsohn:

7. Andromeda feat. D.R.A.M. 

9. Carnival feat. Anthony Hamilton

11. Sex Murder Party feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz