Artwork for Gorillaz' The Now Now
Artwork for Gorillaz' The Now Now

The Now Now, the band’s sixth full-length, arrives in June

After a prolonged seven-year absence, Gorillaz returned last year with their fifth studio album, Humanz. Late last year, Hewlett confirmed that the band was planning to release a follow-up in 2018. “Usually we have a good five years break but this time we decided to keep going,” Hewlett said at the time. He also revealed that the band would be exploring a “new direction.”

 

Artwork for Gorillaz' The Now Now
Artwork for Gorillaz’ The Now Now

“I’m inventing a new style for the next Gorillaz album,” Hewlett explained. “Damon [Albarn] started to send me demos for new songs quite early on and that’s exciting, to hear the new direction.”

During their supporting world tour for Humanz, Gorillaz debuted two new songs in “Hollywood” and “Idaho”. It’s unclear whether either of those tracks will appear on The Now Now.