Published May 30, 2018Following a few quickfire days of cryptic clues, Gorillaz have confirmed that their next album will be titled The Now Now. As previously thought, it is officially due out on June 29.
Rumours of the new album began this past weekend when mysterious posters were spotted at All Points East Festival in the UK. The posters directed fans to thenownow.tv, where a video teaser hinted that something was set to arrive on June 29.
Well, we now know that The Now Now is indeed the band's next full-length album. Zane Lowe confirmed as much, and revealed that bandleader Damon Albarn will appear on his Beats 1 show to unveil a new single tomorrow (May 31).
"Humility" will premiere at 9 a.m. PDT/12 p.m. EDT as Lowe's "World Record."
Lowe has also teased a snippet of his video chat with Albarn, in which the frontman reveals that The Now Now is a decidedly less guest-heavy album than last year's Humanz.
The 2017 LP featured appearances from the likes of Vince Staples, Popcaan, De La Soul, Danny Brown and Kelela, Grace Jones, Mavis Staples and Pusha-T, Kali Uchis, Savages' Jehnny Beth and more.
Check out the teaser clip below.
Heads up!— Beats 1 (@Beats1) May 30, 2018
The next #WorldRecord track comes from @gorillaz! Hear #Humility from the new album #TheNowNow this Thursday with @zanelowe:
9AM LA / 12PM NYC / 5PM LDN.https://t.co/jxcMj34eir pic.twitter.com/g1mcMvPTCw