Humanz

Artist: 
Gorillaz
Non-Airable Tracks: 
Ascension ft. Vince Staples
Label: 
Parlophone
Album Art: 

It’s been around six years since the Gorillaz released their fourth studio album, “The Fall”, and even longer since their first studio album self-titled “Gorillaz”; just about 15 years since their debut and they’re still rocking out. Now when I say “they”, I really mean the animated characters that comprise “the band” that is the Gorillaz, however the true talent behind the virtual band was created back in 1998 by Damon Albarn, and with the release of his four singles off the upcoming fifth studio album entitled “Humanz”, eager listeners and fans alike now have a varied idea as to what the delightfully collective is up to this time around.

Saturnz Barz ft. Popcaan

Alright, this song was something I was not expecting from the band, as the group is now in fairly uncharted territory with trap-style beats, angelic gospel background singing, and verses from the feature, Popcaan, get stuck in your head to say the least. Nonetheless, the combined talent of Popcaan and the music head Albarn indicates that the upcoming album will be more eclectic and unexpected than the last albums.

Andromeda ft. D.R.A.M.

Named after the beautiful Greek mythological chained-maiden-in-distress, “Andromeda” insinuates the idea that maybe Phase 3 : Escape to Plastic Beach was not the band’s last stop on the road to fame. In fact, our beloved animated band members are reaching for the stars, literally as shown in the music video for “Saturnz Barz”, and figuratively as they continue to surprise and supply. Production wise, the beats are reminiscent of Plastic Beach, but D.R.A.M. steals the show with the spritely poppy lyrical implementation into the electricity that courses through this song’s veins.

Ascension ft. Vince Staples

Sauy whaaaaa?! Vince Staples has graced the Gorillaz with a furious fl