Album Review: Gorillaz – Humanz
The highly anticipated return of the Gorillaz has finally reached its climax, as the masterminds behind iconic tracks like “Clint Eastwood” and “Feel Good Inc.” have just released their fifth studio album “Humanz”. Containing 26 monumental tracks, the album signifies the group’s return to music after what has been a six-year hiatus.
Pulling some of the biggest names in hip-hop and rap, including Pusha T, D.R.A.M., De La Soul, and Danny Brown, the album has saturated the Internet since its release. Some stand out tracks include “Ascension” alongside the renowned Vince Staples – creating an upbeat, enchanting hit. In stark contrast but equally impressive, “Let Me Out” has a more atmospheric, intensely haunting vibe throughout. “The Apprentice” sees the Gorillaz team up with one of modern music’s most unique voices in Rag’n’Bone Man, who joins forces with Zebra Kats and RAY BLK, resulting in one of the highlights of the album.
Overall, this album has been worth the long wait that fans have endured, and is sure to be a roaring success. Pairing with the release of “Humanz”, the group announced their own curated festival coming this summer, Demon Days. While details are slim besides, the date and location, we have to assume that more information is still to come.
2017 is looking increasingly like it will be the year of The Gorillaz. Stream the album in full below.