Gorillaz Get Trippy in New Song 'Sleeping Powder'
    • THURSDAY, JUNE 08, 2017

    • Posted by: Robert Steiner


    Back in April, animated music legends Gorillaz dropped Humanz, their highly anticipated fifth studio album and first in seven long years. The band must've known they had a lot of music to make up for, because the final cut of the album contained a whopping 26 tracks and clocked in at over an hour. Not only that, but the band's true mastermind, Damon Albarn, told Zane Lowe that he had at least 40 tracks that didn't make the record, saying, "I'm just sort of slowly going through all tunes that sort of didn't work out and finishing them."

    Well, it seems that Albarn – Or, depending on your dedication to the lore, 2-D – finished one of those songs, as the band just dropped a brand-new song and video titled "Sleeping Powder." The lo-fi video starts with a clip from the "This Is Your Brain On Drugs" ad, featuring the infamous fried egg, before cutting to a 3-D animated 2-D (wait...) twitchily playing piano. The mellow harpsichord intro is somewhat reminiscent of Albarn's early Britpop days in Blur, but then the song kicks into a funky, fuzzed-out beat that'll definitely get the crowd dancing if/when the band plays it live. Albarn/2-D deliver a characteristically nonchalant vocal delivery as the background randomly flashes with trippy home-video style imagery, making for an unsettling-yet-enjoyable experience Gorillaz are so good at delivering. This track honestly would've been one of the better tracks off Humanz if it made the record, so if this is the first thing from the cutting room floor, fans should expect a lot more good music to come. Check out the "Sleeping Powder" video above.
    Hot Baeble Videos
    Tigertown live at Industry City

    Tigertown live at Industry City

    Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    The Suffers live at Industry City

    The Suffers live at Industry City

    Skylar Stecker live at Baeble HQ

    Skylar Stecker live at Baeble HQ

    Alvarez Kings live at Baeble HQ

    Alvarez Kings live at Baeble HQ

    Jade Bird live at Baeble HQ

    Jade Bird live at Baeble HQ

    Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    Jasmine Thompson live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    CHVRCHES live at Summer Stage

    CHVRCHES live at Summer Stage

    Vancouver Sleep Clinic live at Baeble HQ

    Vancouver Sleep Clinic live at Baeble HQ

    © 2017 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.