Gorillaz continue to unveil their eighth studio album, ‘Cracker Island’, with the new single, ‘Baby Queen’.
The LP will mark the virtual band’s eighth full-length release, following 2020’s ‘Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez’. Two singles have already been released – the title track, ‘Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)’, and ‘New Gold (feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown)’ – with the full record slated to arrive on February 24th.
‘Baby Queen’ itself was written by Damon Albarn after recalling a real-life incident when a 1997 Blur concert was attended by a Thai princess, who was seated on a throne next to the venue’s mixing board. “‘Song 2’ started and she stood on her throne and stage-dived into the crowd,” he remembers. “The reason I’ve written a song about it is because I had a dream about this princess very recently; she’d grown up and we spent time in my dream together, her as a woman.”
You can listen to ‘Baby Queen’ here:
You can pre-order ‘Cracker Island’ here – the full tracklist reads as below:
1. Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)
2. Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)
3. The Tired Influencer
5. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo)
6. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown)
7. Baby Queen
8. Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny)
9. Skinny Ape
10. Possession Island (feat. Beck)
The virtual band recently teamed up with spirit brand Smirnoff for a new vodka celebration – catch up here.