Uncertain times and an unruly squad of new collaborators set the table for the most dazzling Gorillaz album yet. It’s a white-knuckle joyride that sees Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual band dart down fresh electronic avenues—tracks are darker, lyrics explicitly politicized and the collaborators more inspired. Arming “Let Me Out” with Mavis Staples and Pusha T provides an electrifying highlight, Savages’ Jehnny Beth lends a fluorescent rallying cry to “We Got the Power”, while Benjamin Clementine is a legitimately haunting presence on the hymnal “Hallelujah Money”.
A Glorious Return
by Name in progress
Depending on who you ask, we havn’t had an offical Gorillaz album since Plastic Beach seven years ago. While The Fall did pack some underated gems, 2D was the only member present. So when was the whole gang going to deliver a new record together? The answer was April 28, 2017 with their comeback Humanz.
While seven years is enough for an artist to be out-of-touch with their former sound, this album does not let up on anything. “Saturnz Barz” brings back the eerie atmosphere reminnesent of “Clint Eastwood” and yet on the other end of the spectrum, “We Got The Power” sees one of the most energetic tracks ever from Gorillaz’s catalog. “Andromeda” is very close to the traditional sound of the band and will resonate well with anyone who enjoyed “El Mañana”. And as always with their albums, it’s packed to the brim with very talented special guests that offer a lot more to the genre-bending sound Gorillaz is known for.
Different, diverse, and interesting can only begin to describe the much welcomed return of the one of music’s best!
Skeptical of Features
I like the classic Gorillaz, and dont think they need to feature all these trash new “artists” like DRAM and etc. Hopefully i’m proven wrong, but features tend to decrease originality, in my opinion.
ALL FOUR OF THE SONGS ARE AMAZINGLY DONE I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE FINAL PRODUCT ✨