New Music | Gorillaz Reveal Their ‘Humanz’ Side
Gorillaz have teased fans for over a year now with talk of a new album, yet outside of a politically-charged single, “Hallelujah Money” released on President Trump’s inauguration and the announcement of their own music festival, we didn’t even have a title, let alone a track list, cover art, a release date, etc.
That has all changed, as Gorillaz revealed that their first new album since 2010’s Plastic Beach would be called Humanz. There are 14 tracks on the regular edition (release date of April 28), with five more on the deluxe. A Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set will also contain each of the 14 regular edition tracks on its own piece of vinyl, backed by an alternate version.
As rumored, the guest appearances on Humanz is a rogues gallery of cutting-edge collaborators including Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Danny Brown, De La Soul, Pusha T, Kelela, and actor Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One, Bloodline) narrating the album’s interludes. Check out the full track list below.
Gorillaz co-creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett also put out a six-minute film called “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” directed by Hewlett, containing the track “Saturnz Barz” feat. Popcaan. The animated, trippy, haunted house short features clips from “Ascension” (feat. Vince Staples), “We Got the Power” (feat. Jehnny Beth of Savages) and “Andromeda” (feat. D.R.A.M.). A 360-degree virtual reality version of the video is also available.
Humanz Track List
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
Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
15 The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz, and RAY BLK
16 Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
17 Out Of Body feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz, and Imani Vonshà
18 Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon and Kali Uchis
19 Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes