After six long years, Gorillaz have finally announced the upcoming release of their new album, called Humanz. As evident by the contradictory title, Damon Albarn has mentioned that the album will be a transition into different ideas including a newer musical aesthetic, one that we thankfully don’t have to wait to experience. “Andromeda” along with “Saturn Barz” (ft. Popcaan), “We Got The Power” (ft. Jehnny Beth), and “Ascension” (ft. Vince Staples) have all surfaced today, and the darker, more trance-like persona couldn’t be more addicting. “Andromeda” seems to explore an aura with the nature of the club in mind, as Albarn’s voice remains smooth and sultry against sharp, metallic synth. It’s bouncy and intimate all at once, with an almost tangible softness, despite supersonic effects and thumping drums. There’s a brilliant, gorgeous sense of immediacy, with Albarn urging you to “take it in your heart now, lover,” with the sense that if done, everything will be more than alright in the end.
Humanz will be released on April 28th.
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