Gorillaz show some 'Humility'

2018-06-01 by Toondude | 52 Comments
British virtual band-Damon Albarn animated music project, Gorilla have now officially released the music videos for their new singles 'Humility' and 'Lake Zurich'. The songs come from the group's new album The Now Now, which is scheduled to be released on June 29th. The music video for 'Humilty' features cameos from Jack Black, Alex Okafor, Dexter Homan, Brent Martin, Remi Kabaka, and Will Dewitt. The song also features famous jazz guitarist George Benson.

According to Albarn, the album will be "pretty much just me singing" and "very sort of in the world of 2-D", a different approach compared to the band's previous record Humanz, which featured several hip-hop and pop artists. The album will also feature a new character named "Ace", who will replace the groups previous member, Murdoc, who was apparently incarcerated.

'Humility'



'Lake Zurich'



Tracklist:
1. Humility (feat. George Benson)
2. Tranz
3. Hollywood (feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)
4. Kansas
5. Sorcererz
6. Idaho
7. Lake Zurich
8. Magic City
9. Fire Flies
10. One Percent
11. Souk Eye

Tagged: Gorillaz

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Toondude10
June 1st 2018
14270 Comments


both these tracks rule

JayEnder
June 1st 2018
8096 Comments


Why the fuck is the leader of the Gangreen Gang replacing Murdoc. That’s my only question.

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Saros
June 1st 2018
403 Comments


Already liking this more than how Humanz started out.

chilledpunkrock
June 1st 2018
64 Comments


2-D singing on every track, only necessary features, a short tracklist, two great singles, this is already shaping up to be infinitely better than Humanz.

DatsNotDaMetulz
June 1st 2018
3995 Comments


Confirmation that PPG and Gorillaz share the same universe tho

Darius The Imposter
June 2nd 2018
22483 Comments


was 11 supposed to be 'soul eye'

Darius The Imposter
June 2nd 2018
22483 Comments


oh never mind it actually is spelled that way

Faraudo
June 2nd 2018
3631 Comments


"According to Albarn, the album will be "pretty much just me singing" and "very sort of in the world of 2-D", a different approach compared to the band's previous record Humanz, which featured several hip-hop and pop artists."

THANK GOD.

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GringoSuave89
June 2nd 2018
1132 Comments


Can't believe Ace from the Gangreen Gang taking over bass duties is canon. Wtf that is amazing.

bloc
June 2nd 2018
62869 Comments


Wow both songs are fantastic

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Bigpapad
June 2nd 2018
361 Comments


Absolutely fabulous summer track

Jasdevi087
June 2nd 2018
6308 Comments


[2] if you think Toondude should be skinned alive for that title

McTime50
June 2nd 2018
1020 Comments


both tracks are bangers

Eons
June 2nd 2018
2838 Comments


First track is great. Not sure about the last record as I didn't listen to it. Heard bad stuff.

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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2018
19409 Comments


Humility is solid, Lake Zurich isn't bad but kinda doesn't go anywhere.

DinosaurJones
June 2nd 2018
10289 Comments


I dig it hard. I have high hopes for this one. Hopefully it blows Humanz out of the water.

Storm In A Teacup
June 2nd 2018
28144 Comments


humility is good not amazing and lake zurich sucks.

Storm In A Teacup
June 2nd 2018
28144 Comments


nevermind lake zurich is a solid 3.2/5 after giving it a chance and not skipping around

Kompys2000
June 2nd 2018
4449 Comments


Please be better than Humanz please be better than Humanz please be better than Humanz please be better than Humanz please be better than Humanz

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Veldin
June 2nd 2018
3982 Comments


i dig both tracks

RadicalEd
June 2nd 2018
9546 Comments


It's already better than humanz, because that dumpster fire didn't have two listenable songs on it. (That video is unuasually bad when compared to other gorillaz videos tho)

Lake Zurich is straight fire.

BigPleb
June 2nd 2018
61151 Comments


Humility is awesome.

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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2018
18969 Comments


According to Albarn, the album will be "pretty much just me singing" and "very sort of in the world of 2-D"

Exactly what I and many others wanted, very welcome news. Humility is fantastic and better than probably anything from Humanz, and Lake Zurich is fine.

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rabidfish
June 2nd 2018
6079 Comments


i mean i love Albarn and specially Gorillaz. All their stuff is great to me, even The Fall has some cute tunes, but i don't get people that just want a 2-D centric, few features Gorillaz album, like... The whole deal of the project was to collaborate with different artists and come up collectively with what every new the album would be like. Musically, the idea is Albarn working with OTHER people, otherwise why not just call it a solo album?

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RadicalEd
June 2nd 2018
9546 Comments


I mean mood-wise I feel like 2-D has always been pretty distinct from Albarn on Blur or solo-projects. Also, tracks like Lake Zurich would be totally out of place on any Damon Albarn solo LP. So judging on those two tracks, I'm expecting something that fits in the Gorillaz catalogue. (The collabs could be more on the production this time)

PostMesmeric
June 2nd 2018
778 Comments


Not big on either of these tracks, though the "Humility" video is great. This album is supposedly going to have very few collabs, which will hopefully make for a more consistent record. I'm really struggling to appreciate Gorillaz' recent work lately. I yearn for the self-titled/Demon Days sounds.

ConcubinaryCode
June 2nd 2018
5444 Comments


Demon days will never be topped but I love humility for what it is

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2018
18969 Comments


rabidfish I think there needs to be a balance. Humanz clearly had problems with its identity and flow, just too many ideas reliant on the talent of all the guest singers, and it was underwhelming especially given how strong the s/t, Demon Days, and Plastic Beach are. A new album being more focused with less people messing with it is just what is needed, and Albarn seems to understand that now given his statement.

rabidfish
June 2nd 2018
6079 Comments


Yea, i don't think having few guests is a bad idea, either, just that Humanz isn't all that different conceptually compared to their other records at all. Lots of features, lots of different genres and song-ideas that hardly attempt to be cohesive narrative or stylistically-wise. Gorillaz is track-by-track band, they've always been like that. But apparently only in Humanz that was an issue.

I mean, i know a lot of people that don't like Gorillaz exactly because of this, but seeing this argument used by people that liked the band's other records baffles me.

U know what the actual problem with Humanz is, imo? the production. It's flat, lifeless and boring and never brings out the best out of any track. Seeing them live has opened my eyes to this glaring issue that most don't bring up or just mention it. The songs themselves are pretty dope, and when played with actual instruments (specially real percussion and bass) they come out as more fresh and fun to listen to. I mean, it's still their weakest 'real' album, but people shit too much on it for the wrong reasons.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
June 2nd 2018
18969 Comments


Humanz isn’t terrible and it follows the Gorillaz template but the songwriting is more sparse and forgettable. The production is part of it but most of the songs being like 30 seconds-3 minutes long while hardly even progressing is also the problem. Plastic Beach is a lot more progressive and ambitious while having a comparable amount of guest singers.

rabidfish
June 2nd 2018
6079 Comments


that sounds more like someone who actually listens to the band, most arguments i've read against Humanz is 'hurr durr too many guests, wurz 2-D'.

Fuck off.

theNateman
June 2nd 2018
3806 Comments


It sounds like The Now Now is to Humanz as The Fall was to Plastic Beach, and I am so down for that. I loved the fall and if this album is more focused than that record I'll be very happy.

CrazyDiamond7
June 2nd 2018
260 Comments


Humility is dope, the perfect song to kick off summer. Lake Zurich is also dope if a little repetitive.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
June 3rd 2018
58916 Comments


1st song is dirty balls

Lord(e)Po)))ts
June 3rd 2018
58916 Comments


lake zurich is good tho

xfearbefore
June 3rd 2018
1961 Comments


Eh. The vid for Humility is amusing but the song is bland as all fuck. Lake Zurich is much better, very hardcore 80s new wave vibe. Still waiting for the day this group puts out a song I like half as much as anything from their first two albums.

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 3rd 2018
44035 Comments


Humility is an insta-classic

Lord(e)Po)))ts
June 3rd 2018
58916 Comments


thats not very humble

polyrhythm
June 3rd 2018
2309 Comments


Humility is fine, thin as rice paper but a nice summery vibe. Lake Izalith is a jam

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rabidfish
June 3rd 2018
6079 Comments


Have you heard Hollywood and Idaho @pots?

there are both live versions up in the yutumbu and they are pretty nice too. This new album is pretty much the equivalent of The Fall to Humanz: Low steaks, just Albarn fucking about between gigs, but a little more produced this time. I'm totally down for it.

Jasdevi087
June 3rd 2018
6308 Comments


I think the idea is to think of it as a 2D solo album

polyrhythm
June 3rd 2018
2309 Comments


the steaks are indeed low, Albarn is a veggo

daBomb88
June 3rd 2018
78 Comments


Loving Humility. Helps that I'm enjoying a relaxed and sunny Sunday though. Perfect summer jam, brah

Jasdevi087
June 3rd 2018
6308 Comments


It's fucking winter here this album's gonna succ then

TundraL5Z
June 3rd 2018
4879 Comments


Humility is 2x better than every song on Humanz put together

cor22222
June 3rd 2018
328 Comments


Pretty weak songs, bad like Humanz

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
June 3rd 2018
58916 Comments


"Have you heard Hollywood and Idaho @pots?

there are both live versions up in the yutumbu and they are pretty nice too. This new album is pretty much the equivalent of The Fall to Humanz: Low steaks, just Albarn fucking about between gigs, but a little more produced this time. I'm totally down for it."

no! but i will investigate

brandontaylor
June 4th 2018
958 Comments


1/2 songs are great, better than the 1/6 success rate for the singles off humanz

xfearbefore
June 4th 2018
1961 Comments


I honestly don't get how anyone could listen to Humility and think anything more complimentary than "Yeah that would be inoffensive background music at the dentist's office."

PistolPete
June 4th 2018
5184 Comments


First song is great but it worries me that Lake Zurich is purely instrumental. I'm concerned we're gonna get another "The Fall" and it'll just feel like mashed together b-sides and experimentation for the sake of noodling with toys.

rabidfish
June 4th 2018
6079 Comments


it's shaping up to be sumin' like that, yea... The production value seems to be a lot more professional this time, tho it isn't very hard to up a frickin' Ipad.

rabidfish
June 7th 2018
6079 Comments


New single Sorcererz out on Spotify

It's nice!



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