We’ve been in a state of Gorillaz-mania for the past few months now, and it’s ramped up recently now that the group has finally announced its fifth studio album, Humanz. The record is only scheduled to drop on April 28, but we’ve already gotten a pretty good look at it. So far, the band has shared five songs from the album (“Hallelujah Money,” “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House),” “Ascension,” “We Got The Power” and “Andromeda”) and now we have a sixth (via Uproxx).“Let Me Out” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show today, and now it’s made its way online. It’s a hip-hop leaning cut featuring verses from Pusha T and Damon Albarn, with a hook sung by Mavis Staples. These three voices work in tandem with the synth-heavy and slightly dark instrumentation. There’s a real strong groove at work here, and to be frank, it’s one of the better Gorillaz tracks we’ve heard in years. Yes, we know they haven’t put out an album since 2011, but still.
By the way, folks who live near Brooklyn, Berlin and Amsterdam are in luck: In case you haven’t heard, the band is bringing an experience they call Gorillaz Spirit Houses to those locations. Fans will get to hang out in a real-life version of Murdoc, 2D, Russel and Noodle’s house while listening to the new album. The experience will be in Brooklyn from April 21st to 23rd, in Germany from April 28th to 30th, and Amsterdam on May 6. It’s free, so register to attend here.
What do you think of the song? Is it your favorite of the new ones, or does one of the other five capture your imagination more? Give us a shout in the comments and let us know what you think!
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