Grace Jones, De La Soul, Kelela, Kali Uchis, Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine... The artists featuring on Gorillaz ' new album are an all-encompassing collection of talent. After inviting the Jamaican star Popcaan on "Saturnz Barz", Vince Staples on "Ascension", Jehnny Beth (from Savages) on "We've Got the Power" and D.R.A.M. on "Andromeda", the band is treating us to "Let Me Out", a new track from Humanz, with rapper Pusha T and singer Mavis Staples, star of the soul and blues scene.
In an interview with Zane Lowe last Wednesday (April 5) on the DJ's Beats1 show, Damon Albarn, admitted that quite a few tracks hadn't been chosen to be part of Humanz –including a collaboration with Little Simz. "I'm in the process of checking over all the tracks that didn't quite work, to make them better", he said. All in all, there's around forty-five unfinished tracks, enough to "stay in the game for about eighteen months".
Check the tracklist for Humanz, out on April 28, below:
"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)
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