In August, Gorillaz premiered a brand new song called "New Gold" at London’s All Points East Festival. The track features Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde and Australian psychedelic rock stars Tame Impala, and quickly got fans of the virtual band very hyped. Not only is "New Gold" officially out today, but Gorillaz have also announced a new album called Cracker Island It's out February 23, 2023.
"New Gold" is one of those Gorillaz tracks where Damon Albarn's 2D character mostly takes a backseat in favor of the guests. Shimmering Madchester vibes abound across the song with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker bringing his reliably gossamer vocals alongside a very Gorillaz-y verse from Booty Brown. Listen below.
Cracker Island's tracklist boasts names like Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo (who sang backup for Gorillaz on their Humanz Tour), Beck, and none other than Bad Bunny, the biggest pop star on the planet. Thundercat appears on the album's title track and previously released lead single. This September, Gorillaz will embark on their first North American tour since 2018.
Cracker Island tracklist
1. "Cracker Island" ft. Thundercat
2. "Oil" ft. Stevie Nicks
3. "The Tired Influencer"
5. "Silent Running" ft. Adeleye Omotayo
6. "New Gold" ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown
7. "Baby Queen"
8. "Tormenta" ft. Bad Bunny
9. "Skinny Ape"
10. "Possession Island" ft. Beck