The album is Gorillaz’ newest concept which started in January 2020, releasing brand new material episodically – as and when it happens – and has continued throughout the year. The ongoing and ever – evolving process has seen our favourite characters joined by an expand ing roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath – taking line – up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, ScHoolboy Q, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK.
Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground – breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.