What with Gorillaz being "a virtual band" and all, it was guaranteed they'd return from 2011's The Fall with a mind-blowing visual. The new "Hallelujah Money" video opens on a Trump Tower–ish gilded lobby, zooming us into an elevator where celebrated featured artist Benjamin Clementine proceeds to stare into our souls, operatically delivering lines like, "Out in the field we shall reap a better day / What we have always dreamt of having," and, "Don't worry my friend / If this be the end, then so shall it be."
On Twitter, guitarist Murdoc (reminder: the actual humans of Gorillaz are comic book artist/designer Jamie Hewlett and Blur's Damon Albarn) said:
Dark times - u need someone to look up to. Me. Here's a lightning bolt of truth in a black night. Now piss on! New stuff won't write itself. https://t.co/tOqYnXqrU2— gorillaz (@gorillaz) January 19, 2017
The new Gorillaz album will be their fifth overall; they debuted in 2001 with a self-titled LP featuring the Del the Funky Homosapien collaboration "Clint Eastwood."
Watch Damon Albarn get Fuse all psyched about new Gorillaz tunes...in 2014: