Since their self-titled release in 2001, the animated collective better known as the Gorillaz, have quickly become one of the most eclectic bands of the 21st century. With thiE Gorillaz fifth studio album titled “Humanz”, this abstract collective expands on their progressive wave, by teaming up with some the most brilliant artist of our current era, Overflowing with 26 original tracks and featuring artist from Anthony Hamilton to Vince Staples, some may consider Humanz one of the Gorillaz most ambitious projects thus far. Although beyond the massive spectrum of Humanz, this latest blessing from the Gorillaz also amplifies some major queer vibes, by featuring the artistic talents of Grace Jones, Kelela and Zebra Katz (who’s featured on three seperate tracks alone).
In an interview with Q magazine, Damon Albarn (the mastermind behind the Gorillaz) highlighted the inspiration behind Humanz
“The three tenets for this record were pain, joy, urgency,” Albarn is quoted as saying. “I told everyone to imagine you’re in America after the inauguration and it’s the worst-case scenario: how would you feel that night? Let’s make a party record about the world going fucking nuts.”
Party like it’s the end of the world, by rocking out to Humanz in the link below.