Gorillaz Will Release a New Album in April

Posted March 26, 2017

Damon Albarn intended for the new Gorillaz album to be like folk band Earth, Wind and Fire.

According to STEREOGUM, During their first show in nearly seven years, Gorillaz played their album in entirety to a crowd of appreciative, surprised, and excited fans in London at Printworks London.

As previously reported, Humanz features contributions from Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kali Uchis, Kelela, and many more.

After almost six years since their last studio album, Gorillaz are back with new music.

The Gorillaz are the creation of Damon Albarn, who spent a few years conceptualizing the ban with artist Jamie Hewlett. How would you feel on that night? "The new album's not gonna write itself", the group's animated bassist Murdoc Niccals, said at the time, according to EW.

The video that came out, titled "Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)", is two-dimensional and shows the digital characters investigating a seemingly haunted house. Vince Staples, We Got the Power ft. Savages' Jehnny Beth and backing vocals by Noel Gallagher) and "Ascension" (feat. If you're into Drake's ting vibe, then you'll enjoy Popcaan's influence on Barz, although the song has more of a rock sound than an island one.

"The album came from this dark fantasy, which came into my head [at] the beginning of last year", says the 49-year-old.

Humanz is set for a full release on April 28, with nineteen songs divided by interludes that bring the track total to twenty-six.