A brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled The Now Now will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 29th, with two instantly great songs, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich.” The Now Now is 11 all-new songs from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*, produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year.
In contrast to the cast of characters that joined the apocalyptic party thrown by Damon Albarn and his cartoon crew on last year’s HUMANZ , The Now Now sees the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core Gorillaz crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals; whip-smart Japanese badass Noodle on guitar; Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace (explaining the “FREE MURDOC” signage that’s been popping up everywhere from Coachella to the Kentucky Derby to Change.org and Reddit).
Track listing for The Now Now is:
- Humility – feat George Benson
- Hollywood – feat Snoop Dogg + Jamie Principle
- Lake Zurich
- Magic City
- Fire Flies
- One Percent
- Souk Eye