Gorillaz release new song titled 'Sorcererz' from upcoming album 'The Now Now'
Over the weekend, Gorillaz took the stage for their first live performance since announcing the album
It's an exciting time to be a Gorillaz fan! The much-loved anthropomorphic apes have been very busy indeed. Just recently, they announced their new album 'The Now Now', which they previewed with two singles: 'Lake Zurich' and the chart-busting 'Humility' (which saw cameos from Jack Black and Ace from The Power Puff Girls).
'The Now Now', which comes a little over a year after 'Humanz', lands on store shelves June 29 via Warner Bros./Parlophone. They also confirmed that their Demon Dayz Festival will return for a second edition.
Now, Damon Albarn and the gang have dropped the third single from the album, 'Sorcererz'. The synth-lined, groove-driven track is another perfect fit on their upcoming "summer album" and comes with its very own psychedelic visualizer on YouTube. Check it out below.
Over the weekend, Gorillaz took the stage for their first live performance since announcing the album. The festival headlining set at Germany’s Rock am Ring was another delight for fans as they premiered four new songs from the album: 'Tranz', 'Magic City', 'Sorcererz', and 'Souk Eye'.
The setlist also featured the live debut of early teaser tracks, 'Humility' and 'Lake Zurich', and also 'Hollywood', the Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle-featuring track they debuted back in March.
Considering 'The Now Now' is just eleven tracks long, the big night featured seven out 11 tracks, forming a huge chunk of the upcoming record and giving us a very good idea of what's to come.
Watch footage of the entire performance (while it’s still live) below, followed by crowd-shot footage of the live-debut of each of the new songs along with the full setlist for the show.
Gorilaz Rock am Ring Setlist:
Tranz (World Premiere)
Last Living Souls
Tomorrow Comes Today
Every Planet We Reach is Dead
Humility (Live Debut)
Superfast Jellyfish (with De La Soul)
On Melancholy Hill
Magic City (World Premiere)
Strobelite (with Peven Everett)
Hollywood (with Jamie Principle)
Style (with Bootie Brown and Peven Everett)
Sorcererz (World Premiere)
Dirty Harry (with Bootie Brown)
Feel Good Inc. (with De La Soul)
Souk Eye (World Premiere)
Lake Zurich (Live Debut)
Kids With Guns
After spending the summer playing more festivals across Europe, Gorillaz will come back to North America for a fall tour come October. The final date on the current itinerary is the US launch of the band’s Demon Dayz Festival which takes places in Los Angeles and is set to feature Erykah Badu, The Internet, Ana Tijoux, DRAM, Little Simz, Kilo Kish, and Tony Allen. Grab tickets here.
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