Gorillaz Unveil Three New Songs, Perform with Robert Smith, Peter Hook at London Show

Posdnuos, Little Simz, slowthai and Slaves were all in attendance

BY Heather Taylor-SinghPublished Aug 11, 2021

Gorillaz unveiled three new tracks during a concert at London's O2 Arena last night (August 10).

The event was a free show held for National Health Service (NHS) workers and their families as a thank you for their work during the pandemic, and several big-name guests showed up to support and perform alongside Damon Albarn and co.

During the performance, the band debuted three new songs with the help of Jelani Blackman, AJ Tracey and Alicai Harley. Gorillaz also brought out the Cure's Robert Smith to perform "Strange Timez" from Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez.

From there, the band's setlist was stacked with appearances from New Order's Peter Hook, Posdnuos from De La Soul, EarthGang, Little Simz, Popcaanslowthai and Slaves, among others.

Below, you can watch fan-shot videos of Gorillaz performing "Strange Timez" with Smith and "Aries" with Hook, as well as their new singles, "De Ja Vu" with Harley, "Meanwhile" with Blackman and "Jimmy Jimmy" with Tracey.

Recently, Albarn revealed that Gorillaz have been working on "carnival-themed" music, and fans have speculated that the new tracks are from an upcoming EP, entitled Carnival.

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