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​Gorillaz Announce New Album 'The Now Now'

​Gorillaz Announce New Album 'The Now Now'

Gorillaz have announced their new album, The Now Now, teasing the info on thenownow.tv with retro visuals and a release date of 29 June.

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The website gave very little away other than the news that the new work would be released next month.

Zane Lowe later announced that Damon Albarn would appear on his show on Thursday to premiere a new track from the forthcoming release.

In a clip from their chat, which was also shared with the tweet, Albarn said: "I feel really good about it. I feel really, really good about it."

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Lowe then asks Albarn if there are any major collaborations - as there were a fair few for previous album Humanz - prompting Albarn to mention George Benson, among a few others.

"Not really any," Albarn says, adding: "Snoop's on it because we were in LA."

Initial reports of the album surfaced at the end of last year following an interview with artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett, who revealed plans of new work.

"We're working on another Gorillaz album that we're going to be releasing next year," He told German art-book publisher Taschen.

"Usually we have a good five-year break between each album but we decided, you know what? Let's keep going. Because there's ideas for a few more albums so we're going to go straight into that. So that will be all of next year and probably the year beyond that."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The album follows last year's highly anticipated Humanz, which was the band's first record in six years.

It featured a pretty cracking list of collaborators, with Rag'n'Bone Man, Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis just a few of the high profile artists roped in to help.

The album was praised not only for its musical merit, but also its emotional response to politics.

In an interview with Billboard, Albarn said: "There's no references to [Trump] on the record - in fact, any time when anyone made any reference, I edited it out.

"I don't want to give the most famous man on earth any more fame, particularly. He doesn't need it!"

Featured Image Credit: Gorillaz/PA

Topics: News, Music, UK, Gorillaz, album

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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