GORILLAZ ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HUMANZ
OUT APRIL 28
AND SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR SATURNZ BARZ (SPIRIT HOUSE)
INCLUDING CUTTING-EDGE VR (360-3D) VERSION
Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Parlophone Records on 28th April and available to pre-order now.
Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums Plastic Beach, which peaked at #1 on the ARIA chart and was certified Gold in Australia, and The Fall. Murdoc Niccals (bass),Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are – as always – joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis, to name a few.
A six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed epic animated film features four Humanz tracks – being Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan) in full, plus highlights of Ascension (feat. Vince Staples), Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) and We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth). The film – Saturnz Barz (Spirit House), supported by YouTube – also affords an extraordinary cutting-edge VR video (360-3D). An interactive VR version is set to be released on Daydream in April.
The 14-track album Humanz is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download, as well as a 19-track 2-CD Deluxe. A limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring additional alternative versions of all 14 album tracks will also be available.
Gorillaz will play the complete album live for fans for the first time, at a secret London locationtonight. This one-off show is supported by Telekom Electronic Beats. The band will also headline the recently announced, sold-out Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate on June 10. Full details of dates scheduled for later in the year will be announced soon.
HUMANZ TRACK LISTING:
- Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
- Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
- Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
- Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
- Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
- Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
- Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
- Busted and Blue
- Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
- Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
- Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
- She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
- Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
- We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)
Bonus material on Deluxe:
- The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK)
- Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
- Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)
- Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
- Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
With interludes narrated by Ben Mendelsohn
Gorillaz are singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs.Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), which peaked at #2 on the ARIA chart and was certified Triple Platinum, Plastic Beach (2010) andThe Fall (2011). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
Humanz – Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set
The Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set of the new Gorillaz album Humanz is presented across 14 individual pieces of different coloured 12” vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. Each piece of vinyl features an album track, backed with an exclusive alternative version. The box also includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book featuring exclusive Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett plus a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12” vinyl case. This format is expected to ship in late-summer, with a download code to be sent on album release on Friday April 28.