Gorillaz Announce New Album 'The Now Now'
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.
The next #WorldRecord track comes from @gorillaz! Hear #Humility from the new album #TheNowNow this Thursday with @zanelowe:
9AM LA / 12PM NYC / 5PM LDN.https://t.co/jxcMj34eir pic.twitter.com/g1mcMvPTCw
- Beats 1 (@Beats1) May 30, 2018
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."
"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."
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!"
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