Gorillaz' sixth studio album, The Now Now, is due out June 29 through Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, who most recently worked with Arctic Monkeys on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Unlike its guest-heavy predecessor, last year's Humanz, The Now Now features only three additional contributors: George Benson, Jamie Principle, and Snoop Dogg, the latter two guesting on "Hollywood." Recording took place at London's Studio 13 in February.
Gorillaz creator Damon Albarn described The Now Now as a "summer record" which mostly focuses on his own singing. "I thought I should make a record where I'm just singing for once," he explained. "It's pretty much just me singing, very sort of in the world of 2-D... I feel really good about it. I feel really really good about it."
A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor and are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet's Most Successful Virtual Act.
Source: Acoustic Sounds