April 24, 2017


Listen to Gorillaz' 'The Apprentice' Feat. Ray BLK, Zebra Katz & Rag'n'Bone Man

To ease your final few days of waiting for HumanzGorillaz have dropped "The Apprentice." One of five bonus songs from the deluxe edition of the virtual band's first album in seven years, this one's got Rag‘n’Bone Man, Zebra Katz, and Ray BLK. This is the sixth Humanz record we've heard, and the quality hasn't dipped an inch.

Gorillaz' new one drops April 28 and is set to feature the likes of Pusha TD.R.A.M., Vince Staples, Grace Jones, Carly Simon, Anthony HamiltonDanny Brown, Mavis Staples and more. (Every tune has at least one featured artist; the interlude tracks are narrated by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, of Rogue One and Bloodline.)

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's group recently announced a lonnng-awaited North American tour, as well as the fact that they've got at least 40 more unfinished songs. They did an immersive pop-up experience, Spirit House, in Brooklyn, N.Y. over the weekend. Read our firsthand account right here, then watch Albarn hype up the new Gorillaz music in a Bonnaroo interview from way back in 2014: