Gorillaz already have an eye-poppingly starry comeback album on the way, but Damon Albarn isn't done. While the experimental act has been missing on the album front since 2011, they've been cooking up a real musical bonfire. “I’m just sort of slowly going through all tunes that sort of didn’t work out and finishing them,” Albarn tells Zane Lowe. And how many's that? Roughly 40 to 45 songs. “I can stay in the game for at least another 18 months, I reckon," the Blur frontman says.
One is set to feature indispensable young British rapper Little Simz. This afternoon, Gorillaz will premiere the sixth Humanz track, "Let Me Out," featuring the tantalizing combo of Pusha T and Mavis Staples.
Yesterday, Gorillaz announced a free, real-life Spirit House, based on their virtual reality video for "Saturnz Barz." It'll be an "immersive, high fidelity experience” in "raw spaces," featuring exclusive art, music and "projection mapping technology." Come see the band's batch of four new songs/videos here.
Next, watch Albarn hype up the new Gorillaz music in a Bonnaroo interview from way back in 2014: