UPDATE 03/23/2017: As of today, aka Damon Albarn's 49th birthday, four of the album tracks have been listed on TIDAL. “Ascension" (Feat. Vince Staples), “We Got the Power" (Feat. Jehnny Beth of Savages), “Saturnz Barnz" (Feat. Popcaan), and “Andromeda” (Feat. D.R.A.M.), all appeared on the platform, but are not yet available to stream. Damon is set to premiere new music from Gorillaz today at 3pm Eastern Time on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1.
It would be far from an understatement to say that the upcoming album from Gorillaz is a contender for the year's most highly-anticipated musical release. When they dropped a single titled "Hallelujah Money" the night before Donald Trump's inauguration, people understandably lost it, and it showed that the band had lost none of their musical or conceptual prowess. But as exciting as that single proved to be, it is nothing compared to the insanity that is the official tracklist which leaked online over the weekend.
And what insanity it is. Here are just a few of the artists that are listed among the features: Danny Brown, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Kelela, D.R.A.M., De La Soul and onwards. See below for the full list.
Initially reported by Has It Leaked, it seems after some digging that the tracklist is legit; most of these titles have proven to be registered with British music licensing company Phonographic Performance Ltd, so it feels safe to say that this is what we can expect from the finished product.
Here's the full list in alphabetical order:
Andromeda (Feat. D.R.A.M.)
Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)
Busted And Blue
Carnival (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)
Charger (Feat. Grace Jones)
Circle Of Friendz (Feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
Halfway To The Halfway House (Feat. Peven Everett)
Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Interlude: New World
Interlude: Talk Radio
Interlude: The Elephant
Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
Let Me Out (Feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Momentz (Feat. De La Soul)
Out Of Body (Feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)
Saturnz Barz (Feat. Popcaan)
Sex Murder Party (Feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (Feat. Kali Uchis)
Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett)
Submission (Feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
The Apprentice (Feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
Ticker Tape (Feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
We Got The Power (Feat. Jehnny Beth)
Stay tuned to see if all of these make the cut when the new album finally drops!
Read our exclusive interview with bandmate 2D right here. Watch the video for the new Gorillaz single "Hallelujah Money" featuring Benjamin Clementine below.
In other music news, Drake's long-awaited playlist project 'More Life' has finally arrived. Stream it in its entirety right here.