Published: Sun, March 26, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

Fans Everywhere Rejoice Over 4 New Gorillaz Tracks

Fans Everywhere Rejoice Over 4 New Gorillaz Tracks

The world's biggest virtual band, co-created by a Sussex artist, has announced the launch of its first album in seven years.

But there's more, for London-based Gorillaz fans: Pre-ordering the album enters you into a raffle for tickets to the first live Humanz performance, which will be at "a secret London location" on Friday, March 24. The band is premiering their long-awaited new album, Humanz, before it is formally released on April 28th.

Unlike 2011's The Fall, Humanz appears to be a return to the Gorillaz of yesteryear-that is to say, an album filled to the brim with exciting features. How would you feel on that night? Regardless of what dark depths the rest of Humanz plumbs, we now know that it'll end on an optimistic note. "That was our dark fantasy, and unfortunately that became our reality". Now, the release date is official and the album is shaping up to be an incredible concept work with star guests including De La Soul, Danny Brown, Grace Jones, Kali Uchis, Mavis Staples and Pusha T, among many others.

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In addition to the new tracks, Gorillaz released a six-minute film titled "Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)" with a version formatted for 360 degrees.

Four new songs are available on Spotify now. If you're into Drake's ting vibe, then you'll enjoy Popcaan's influence on Barz, although the song has more of a rock sound than an island one. Vince Staples, We Got the Power ft.

Speaking with BBC before premiering "Saturnz Barz" yesterday, Albarn said that the album was inspired by a "dark fantasy" he had previous year.

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