We’re starting to believe that Damon Albarn either never sleeps or is just flat out superhuman. After releasing their highly anticipated Humanz in 2017, Gorillaz followed with the release of another studio album, The Now Now, in 2018. Now, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says he has another Gorillaz album in the works. While on the Radio FM4 podcast, Albarn
Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith has had arguably one of the largest breakout years of any artist in 2017. Known by his stage name DRAM, the American R&B and hip hop virtuoso has humble beginnings in Hampton, Virginia and has since garnered more than 400 million streams for his track “Broccoli,” which features another breakout rapper by the name of Lil Yachty.
DRAM originally appeared on Gorillaz fifth studio album, Humanz, on songs “We Got The Power” and “Andromeda.” Now, the 29-year-old rapper puts his own carbonated twist on the original track.
Crack open DRAM’s special and out fizzes bubbly synths and DRAM’s characteristically infectious pop vocals, invigorating the listeners palette and leaving a saccharine aftertaste.
“Even when my tank’s on E I’ll still go to the party” sings DRAM, the track ultimately fading into party crowd chatter and a tsunami of mercurial synthesizers.
The third track off the album that would re-introduce Gorillaz to the music industry after a seven-year hiatus, “Strobelite” shone as a soulful and successful execution of a different aesthetic for the English band. “Strobelight’s” key distinguishing factor from past Gorillaz branded releases is its retro flair — the song wades into disco/R&B territory, bearing stylistic elements of each genre in a smooth cohesion of sounds.
Kaytranada had previously announced his intent to put forth a remix of the Humanz track, delivering his take on the tune to hordes of Gorillaz fans curious to see just how the Canadian producer will manipulate the song. Although Kaytranada preserves much of the song’s defining soulful nature, he doesn’t hesitate to add his own creative twist, plunging the number a layer deeper in funk levels via the addition of atmospheric dub and percussive elements. The Kaytranada re-imagination noticeably dims the “Strobelite” for a more intimate impression of the original.
The Gorillaz came out of hibernation recently and the results have been spectacular. We have seen an incredible new album, filled with world renowned collaborators, a festival and even a massive tour. Today we are most concerned about the latter. The Gorillaz have just tweeted out the support for their first tour in several years.
The post Gorillaz Announce Supporting Acts For Their First Tour in Over 7 Years appeared first on EDM Sauce.