Remember when you had to wait years for a new Gorillaz album? That’s not for their sixth full-length, as Damon Albarn and co. will release The Now Now, their follow-up to last year’s Humanz, on June 29th. Today, Albarn has shared two tracks from the album in “Humility” (featuring jazz guitarist George Benson) and “Lake Zurich”. Take a listen to both below.
Speaking to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Albarn revealed that the album was produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, who most recently worked with Arctic Monkeys on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Unlike the guest-heavy Humanz, The Now Now features only two additional contributors: Benson and Snoop Dogg, who guests on “Hollywood”.
“This record, it’s a summer record. I made two records, in fact, the weirdest thing is that you just called me up and I was just in the middle of a playback for another record which I sort of finished. Remember The Good, the Bad & the Queen? I know people don’t like me talking about two things at once because the way the world works these days is everything is so clearly formatted that it becomes confusing and people think I’ve done a Brexit album with cartoons and the two things are not connected. I didn’t lose it.”