Gorillaz Announce New Album, Share Jack Black Featuring Video for “Humility (Feat. George Benson)”

The Now Now Due Out June 29 via Warner Bros., They Have Also Shared "Lake Zurich"

May 31, 2018 Bookmark and Share


Damon Albarn's Gorillaz released a new album, Humanz, just over a year ago, but now they are already returning with another new album, The Now Now. There have been Internet rumblings about the album in the last week, but now the album has been officially announced and the cartoon band has shared two tracks from it, album opener "Humility" (which features the great jazz guitarist George Benson) and "Lake Zurich," which is a near instrumental track. "Humility" was shared via a video directed by the band's creative director, co-founder, and illustrator Jamie Hewlett. It was shot in Venice Beach, California, and features the animated band interacting with comedian Jack Black. The Now Now is due out June 29 via Warner Bros. Check out both songs below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Gorillaz's upcoming tour dates.

Gorillaz, along with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, produced The Now Now, which was recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year.

A press release described the album as such: "In contrast to the cast of characters that joined the apocalyptic party thrown by Damon Albarn and his cartoon crew on last year's multiple-Grammy-nominated HumanzThe 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)."

 

The Now Now Tracklist:

01 "Humility (Feat. George Benson)"
02 "Tranz"
03 "Hollywood" (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)
04 "Kansas"
05 "Sorcererz"
06 "Idaho"
07 "Lake Zurich"
08 "Magic City"
09 "Fire Flies"
10 "One Percent"
11 "Souk Eye"

Gorillaz Tour Dates:

8 October - Air Canada Centre, TORONTO *
9 October - Bell Centre, MONTREAL *
11 October - Wells Fargo Center, PHILADELPHIA *
13 October - Barclays Center, NEW YORK *
14 October - TD Garden, BOSTON **
16 October - United Center, CHICAGO *
20 October - Demon Dayz Festival, LOS ANGELES
 
* with The Internet
** with Little Dragon

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