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Gorillaz officially reveal ‘Humanz’ album details and new character artwork

Plus four new tracks highlighted in a short film from Jamie Hewlett

  • Harrison Williams
  • 23 March 2017

After much anticipation, Gorillaz have finally announced their forthcoming album title and release date.

Revealed via a series of Instagram posts spelling out the album name, ‘Humanz’, Gorillaz increased the hype once again, something they have continuously done since band leader Damon Albarn and creative mind Jamie Hewlett shared they were in the studio working on new material at the tail end of 2016.

Set for release on April 28, 'Humanz' features a cast of talent that many have speculated in the past week. Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Jehnny Beth of Savages, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, and D.R.A.M. are all confirmed collaborators.

Bringing the animated band’s aesthetic into the future, Gorillaz also shared upgraded artwork for each member, 2D, Noodle, Russell, and Murdoc.

Today also marks the debut of more new music from 'Humanz' by way of an animated film directed by Jamie Hewlett. The film features ‘Saturnz Barz’ in full, plus highlights of ‘Ascension’, ‘Andromeda’ and ‘We Got The Power'. View the video and album tracklist, along with the recent Instagram posts below.

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

Tracklist:

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:
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 Holmes

With interludes narrated by Ben Mendelsohn

#2D #HUMANZ

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#RusselHobbs #HUMANZ

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#MurdocNiccals #HUMANZ

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28th April, 2017 #HUMANZ

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