There isn’t much left to write in preparation for the Gorillaz’s first album in seven years, Humanz.
I dissected the five of the album’s singles — “Ascension,” “Saturn Barz,” “Andromeda,” “We Got The Power” and “Let Me Out” — and the different moods and stories told across each one. Overall, Humanz is a party album for the end of the world. Something bad is going to happen (or it already has — something like a Donald Trump presidency), and 2D, Murdoc, Russell and Noodle are ready to celebrate in the only way they know how: gathering up all their friends and making music.
Humanz has more features than any Gorillaz album so far. Vince Staples, D.R.A.M., Pusha T, De La Soul, Danny Brown and Popcaan headline the guest list for the festivities while veterans like Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Anthony Hamilton and Benjamin Clementine (“Hallelujah Money“) come, too.
Lasting 20 songs, there are six bonus tracks at the end of the deluxe version with features from Kali Uchis, Kilo Kish, Ray BLK (“The Apprentice“) and more.
For a lucky few, you’ll have the chance to experience Humanz in person at various “spirit houses” around the world. For those who can’t make it, there’s an official listening party happening via an app made for the album tomorrow.
For now, it’s time for the music. Stream Humanz below, and cop the album on iTunes.