by: Zach Salafia
Jun 23, 2022
Fresh off Damon Albarn‘s appearance on the title track of Flume‘s Palaces LP, Gorillaz return with a fresh new track of their own, enlisting bassist extraordinaire Thundercat to assist on “Cracker Island.” The group has been teasing out the new single alongside something potentially much bigger in the form of what they’re calling “The Last Cult.”
On “Cracker Island” we once again find Albarn and Jamie Hewlett warping their virtual band’s chameleonic style around a marquee collaborator’s own sonic stylings, though, to no one’s surprise, the collaborative chemistry between Thundercat and Gorillaz works especially well here.
Gorillaz are continuing their world tour in 2022 by preparing to embark on a massive North American leg this coming fall after recently concluding a stretch through South America. The tour includes dates at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center among many others. Tickets can be purchased here. Listen to “Cracker Island” below.