The Gorillaz return has been met with an increasing amount of hype as Damon Albarn’s animated music makers prepare for the release of their first studio album in over six years. The most recent bit of news to emerge from the project comes in the form of a suspected track list thanks to the Phonographic Performance Limited, a UK-based music licensing database. The reveal incljudes nineteen tracks, six interludes, and an intro — plus featured guests Grace Jones, D.R.A.M., Vince Staples, Pusha T, Popcaaan, Jamie Principle, Kelela, Danny Brown, and more.
The “leak” carries a bit more credibility thanks to De La Soul’s appearance on the dossier. De La Soul’s Pos confirmed last year with the Guardian that there was indeed a DLS x Gorillaz collaboration in the works.
“Collaborations come when we feel we’ve got something that would be a great match for an artist. With Damon, it was easy because we love working with him. We’re about to be on the new Gorillaz album.”
The last piece of music to emerge from Albarn and co was January’s “Hallelujah Money,” a politically-charged song that was met with mixed reviews from Gorillaz’s diehards. Albarn also confirmed that the album recordings were complete and the band’s one-day UK festival in June provides fans with a window to expect the new album to drop.
Soon. Very soon.
Andromeda (Feat. D.R.A.M.)
Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)
Busted And Blue
Carnival (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)
Charger (Feat. Grace Jones)
Circle Of Friendz (Feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
Halfway To The Halfway House (Feat. Peven Everett)
Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Interlude: New World
Interlude: Talk Radio
Interlude: The Elephant
Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
Let Me Out (Feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Momentz (Feat. De La Soul)
Out Of Body (Feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)
Saturnz Barz (Feat. Popcaan)
Sex Murder Party (Feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (Feat. Kali Uchis)
Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett)
Submission (Feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
The Apprentice (Feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
Ticker Tape (Feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
We Got The Power (Feat. Jehnny Beth)
Via: Fact Mag