The digital band Gorillaz are as much as some real-life hijinks, sharing new music “Skinny Ape” from the upcoming album Cracker Island and saying a two-city augmented actuality stay debut.
“Don’t be unhappy for me,” digital Gorillaz vocalist 2-D (Damon Albarn) sings. “I’m a cartoon G/ And my intent is to breathe in a brand new world/ Don’t be unhappy for me.”
You might be unhappy or not in particular person at one of many two “immersive” stay debuts of the music. The primary set goes down at 2:30 p.m. ET on December seventeenth in Occasions Sq., New York, with the second following at 14:00 GMT on December 18th in Piccadilly Circus, London. In keeping with an announcement, “These first-of-their-kind immersive experiences will permit followers to collect collectively to witness Gorillaz play in actual life — truly bigger than life — as Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel actually tower over them, taking part in within the midst of two of the world’s most iconic skylines.”
The reveals have been conceptualized by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and French director and illustrator Fx Goby, and can use Google’s augmented actuality product ARCore Geospatial API.
Digital bass participant Murdoc Niccals stated, “To all our followers, prepare for the most important Occasions Sq. takeover since that different gorilla smashed the place up. Larger in actual fact cos there’s 4 of us. Because of the techies at Google, we’ve created the music video occasion of the century, so don your pink robes and are available see Gorillaz such as you’ve by no means seen us earlier than. The longer term is nigh!”
Gorillaz have launched a brief teaser trailer for “Skinny Ape,” and it does certainly present the digital avatars shifting like King Kong between the skyscrapers. Verify that out and stream the music beneath.
Cracker Island is due out February twenty fourth and pre-orders are ongoing. Beforehand, the band shared the singles “Cracker Island,” “New Gold,” and “Child Queen.”