Shortly after officially announcing their fifth album Humanz on Thursday, Gorillaz debuted four new songs, sending different cuts to BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and Radio X. Now available to us are "Andromeda" featuring D.R.A.M., "Saturnz Barz" featuring Popcaan, "Ascension" featuring Vince Staples and "We've Got the Power" featuring Savages' Jehnny Beth.
Then the group shared a six-minute, Pixar-quality animated video for "Saturnz Barz," parenthetically subtitled "Spirit House." Above is an incredibly ambitious 360-degree interactive version; below is a no-less-impressive standard version.
The other three new Gorillaz songs each got an "art track," a sort of textless combination of the lyric video concept and your standard idea of a music video. Make no mistake, though: there's nothing standard about what Gorillaz are showing us in 2017. This is mental.
Watch "Andromeda," "We've Got the Power" and "Ascension" below:
Humanz is due April 28, more than six years after The Fall. It'll feature a crazy spread of artists including Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Anthony Hamilton, Danny Brown, Pusha T and Mavis Staples.
Next, watch Damon Albarn hype up the gestating Gorillaz music back in 2014: