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Gorillaz announce new album, Humanz

By | Published on Friday 24 March 2017


Gorillaz have announced their new album, ‘Humanz’, will be out on 28 Apr. The record is their first since 2011’s ‘The Fall’.

Announcing the new record, the band yesterday unveiled a video, which features new track ‘Saturnz Barz’, featuring Popcaan, in full, plus clips of three others, ‘Ascension’ featuring Vince Staples, ‘Andromeda’ featuring DRAM and ‘We Got The Power’ featuring Savages’ Jehnny Beth – all of which are also separately available in full on YouTube.

But, yeah, here’s the ‘Saturnz Barz’ video, because who has time to listen to four whole songs in this day and age? You can also watch it in a 360° version too, if you want. You probably don’t.

Speaking on Radio X last night, Damon Albarn revealed that his ‘arch nemesis’ Noel Gallagher sang backing vocals on ‘We Got The Power’.

Now that I’ve told you that, I have to do a bit of housekeeping. As per the demands of Radio X owner Global Radio, I am obliged to inform you of some stuff, but I will weave it into my reporting so seamlessly that you won’t even notice. Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn was speaking on the ‘Radio X Evening Show’ with Gordon Smart, weekdays 7pm-10pm on Radio X. Tune in to ‘Smart On Sunday’ with Gordon Smart this Sunday from 2pm on Radio X to hear more from Damon Albarn.

Right, where were we? Oh yeah, Gorillaz. As well as announcing the album, they’ve also revealed that they will play a show at a secret location in London tonight. You won’t get into that though, so just get tickets for their festival in Margate in June, because that will be better anyway.

Oh, and if you were wondering, yes, that tracklist that appeared on PPL’s database last week does match up with the one just published officially. But what you wouldn’t have known from the PPL listings is that five of those songs will appear on the deluxe edition of the album only. Also, the various interludes will be narrated by actor Ben Mendelsohn.