The Gorillaz have shared the star-studded tracklist for their new album “Cracker Island,” to be released Feb. 24 via Warner Records. On the 10-track bill is Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Beck, Adeleye Omotayo, Thundercat, Tame Impala and Bootie Brown.
The set’s announcement arrived on Wednesday morning with its first Tame Impala and Bootie Brown-featuring single “New Gold.” Gorillaz had previously debuted the single live during their headlining set at All Points East in London on Aug. 19, with both Kevin Parker of Tame Impala and Bootie Brown, joining the band onstage.
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The album, described in a press release as an “energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection,” was recorded in London and LA earlier this year. It is produced by Greg Kurstin, Remi Kabaka Jr. and Gorillaz.
Introducing Cracker Island
💥 THE NEW ALBUM 💥
Out February 2023
Pre-order now https://t.co/CkN1CrFP8k
⚡️ @Thundercat @StevieNicks #AdeleyeOmotayo @tameimpala @bootiebrown @sanbenito @beck #crackerisland pic.twitter.com/f1UH8DG38B
— gorillaz (@gorillaz) August 31, 2022
“Cracker Island” is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, following the 2021 “Meanwhile” EP and the 2020 ensemble “Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez,” which included guests Robert Smith, Elton John, Schoolboy Q, Peter Hook, Slowthai and more.
The press release also stated: “Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits – Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D – have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join The Last Cult in search of the one truth to fix the world. Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the lady next door. Russel is glued to the TV. Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge. And 2D is busy being 2D.”
“Cracker Island” Tracklist:
“Cracker Island” feat. Thundercat
“Oil” feat. Stevie Nicks
“The Tired Influencer”
“Silent Running” ft. Adeleye Omotayo
“New Gold” feat. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown
“Tormenta” feat. Bad Bunny
“Possession Island” feat. Beck
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