The Gorillaz are Back: Leaks, Singles, and More!
March 23, 2017 AFTERPARTY TEAM
The cartoon alt rock group from England are back again! The Gorillaz broke their six-year hiatus earlier this January by releasing an anti-Trump single, “Hallelujah Money” featuring Benjamin Clementine. Then on March 6, the Gorillaz twitter announced the Demon Dayz festival that will be at a UK amusement park. The full lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but the Gorillaz are headlining it. In a span of 4 days, tickets were sold out.
Murdoc, Noodle, 2D, and Russel are also hard at work on their next phase. Fans didn’t need to wait too long for more news though, as the entire tracklist was leaked.
Here’s a list of what’s going to be on the fifth Gorillaz album:
Andromeda (Feat. D.R.A.M.)
Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)
Busted And Blue
Carnival (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)
Charger (Feat. Grace Jones)
Halfway To The Halfway House (Feat. Peven Everett)
Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Interlude: New World
Circle Of Friendz (Feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
Interlude: Talk Radio
Let Me Out (Feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Interlude: The Elephant
Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
Momentz (Feat. De La Soul)
Out Of Body (Feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)
Saturnz Barz (Feat. Popcaan)
Sex Murder Party (Feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (Feat. Kali Uchis)
Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett)
Submission (Feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
The Apprentice (Feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
Ticker Tape (Feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
We Got The Power (Feat. Jehnny Beth)
The fans weren’t satisfied with just the leaked tracklist though. They searched the web and found password-protected Vimeo videos with the same titles as the songs. These videos were uploaded by lighting technician, Dylan Byrne. It was just a matter of time before the fans cracked the laughably easy password of “2017”.
Whether this was a legitimate leak, or just a publicity stunt, it definitely got the internet buzzing. Therefore, if you’re hungry for more Gorillaz, then you don’t need to wait for long. Damon Albarn, the man behind the cartoon band, will also be releasing a single from the yet to be named fifth album at Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show on March 23 at 7:30 pm GMT.
We have a name, people! Humanz is the fifth album of Gorillaz. According to Damon Albarn, the band is going through a transition period. Hence, the band is changing their feel into something darker. Albarn said, “The album kind of came from this dark fantasy. Just imagine, the weirdest, most unpredictable thing that changes everything in the world. How would you feel on that night? Would you go and get drunk? Would you stay at home? Just watch TV? Would you talk to people?” Humanz will be a party club record with a mix of weird darkness.
And without further ado, here are the newly released tracks!