The Now Now is the sixth studio album by the British virtual band Gorillaz. The album was released on 29 June 2018 via Parlophone and Warner Bros. Recording began during the North American leg of the Humanz Tour in late 2017. According to Gorillaz co-creator, Damon Albarn, the album was recorded quickly so that the band would have more material to play at future concerts
The Now Now is the sixth studio album by the British virtual band Gorillaz. According to Gorillaz co-creator, Damon Albarn, the album was recorded quickly so that the band would have more material to play at future concerts. The album was first teased through a series of posters found at All Points East festival, and was officially announced two days later.
The Now Now Album Cover T-Shirt, featuring Gorillaz logo and album artwork back print. The Now Now Album T-Shirt. Gorillaz The Now Now Album T-Shirt.
Now, don’t get me wrong here - I’ve been a huge Gorillaz fan since the project’s inception and have followed it eagerly since, but this album is just disappointing. The album overall, from the imagery to the music itself, has a very strong hipster vibe. It’s aiming for a more 80s electronic sound (sorry, I mean aesthetic ), which of course isn’t a bad thing in itself, it just smacks of trying to sound ‘cool’ instead of just actually being cool. Gorillaz are clearly one of those artists where each album they release is never able to match the previous one. As much as I hate to be ‘that guy’ who says But it’s not as good as their early stuff, it’s true. In recent years, Damon Albarn has seemed to value quantity over quality, releasing ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’ in consecutive years (and this has been marketed as a major album, as opposed to a ‘G-Sides’ or ‘The Fall’ style stop-gap).
All in all, The Now Now feels fresh and present. Gorillaz have performed a type of sonic reset by stripping back their cast of collaborators, yet it exemplifies the strength of the songwriting at the group's core. A stand-in bassist, Ace, has taken up residency with Gorillaz on their current leg of the World Tour, when this album was produced. Humility: 7/10 Tranz: 8/10 Hollywood: 7/10 Kansas: 10/10 Sorcererz: 8/10 Idaho: 9/10 Lake Zurich: 8/10 Magic City: 10/10 Fire Flies: 10/10 One Percent: 9/10 Souk Eye: 10/10. On The Now Now, 2D’s voice glides from one synth line to the next - as the highlight track Kansas would say, coasting. Whether it be over relaxed guitars (Humility) or punchy bittersweet beats (Magic City), his singing never seems out of place
This would hold to the pattern they established with 2010’s Plastic Beach and 2011’s The Fall. Submitted By PlopPlop. Gorillaz - Humility (Official Video). Submitted By squidkid.
You van listen to it in full below. Last Sunday (24th June), Gorillaz performed the album in full as a Boiler Room live stream. They also debuted four of the new tracks live at Rock im Park festival in Nürnberg, Germany
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Featuring – George Benson
Featuring – Jamie Principle, Snoop Dogg
- Pressed By – Laser Disc Argentina – 79917
- Artwork By – Jamie Hewlett
- Mastered By – John Davis
- Mixed By, Engineer – Stephen Sedgwick
- Producer – Gorillaz, James Ford, Remi Kabaka
NotesReleased in jewelcase with sticker on shrinkwrap. Includes 12-page booklet on glossy art paper. Sticker on outside of shrink wrap reads: GORILLAZ THE NOW NOW.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: 79917 - L.D.A. - INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA - 902956434-3
- Rights Society: SADAIC - BIEM / AADI - CAPIF
- Barcode: 190295643430
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