September 1, 2022

Gorillaz announce new album Cracker Island

Gorillaz have yesterday revealed details of their long-awaited eighth studio album. Cracker Island will be released on 24th February 2023 on CD, vinyl and various other formats (visit the album's Discography page for full details).

Recorded mostly in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Silver Lake, the album was co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr. The tracklisting and cover artwork are as follows:

      01. Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)
      02. Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks)
      03. The Tired Influencer
      04. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo)
      05. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala
 & Bootie Brown)
      06. Baby Queen
      07. Tarantula
      08. Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny)
      09. Skinny Ape
      10. Possession Island (feat. Beck)
 

Cracker Island album cover

The album's second single, "New Gold", was released yesterday on YouTube and various other platforms. The first single, "Cracker Island", was premiered in June.

But what is this mysterious Cracker Island? Speaking to Yle last month, Damon Albarn said that "it is an island where all the crazy people can go to start their own sect and live in their own echo chamber. That's the world we live in."

"Cracker Island is the sound of change and the chorus of the collective," described Noodle the album in the official press release.

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