This morning Damon Albarn revealed that Gorillaz’ new album Humanz will be released on April 28, featuring the likes of Noel Gallagher, Grace Jones, Beth from Savages and numerous others.
But interestingly, a press release issued shortly after by the label credits Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn with providing the narration for interludes featured on the record.
Mendelsohn’s Aussie drawl will be familiar to many, especially after his 2012 turn in the Dark Night Rises, but he is in the middle of a purple patch at the moment, with a recent unhinged, Emmy-winning performance in Netflix series Bloodline followed an appearance in last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This will no doubt be another successful venue.
“Simply put, we’re in transition, we’re turning into something else,” Albarn told the BBC this morning. “The album kind of came from this dark fantasy. Just imagine, the weirdest, most unpredictable thing that changes everything in the world. How would you feel on that night? Would you go and get drunk? Would you stay at home? Just watch TV? Would you talk to people?”
Find out more about the new album here, and listen to three tracks from it, below.