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Aussie Actor Ben Mendelsohn Is The Narrator Behind Gorillaz’s New Album

Written by Tom Williams on March 27, 2017

Last week, beloved virtual band Gorillaz dropped not one but FOUR new songs from their upcoming new album Humanz, which features 14 tracks and guest appearances from the likes of Vince Staples, Danny Brown and Benjamin Clementine.

But, as it turns out, the album also features a bunch of little interludes (a common feature on Gorillaz albums), all narrated by Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn, best known for his roles in films like The Year My Voice Broke, The Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Netflix series Bloodline.

The Melbourne-born actor has a bit of music experience to his name, having already appeared in music videos by the likes of INXS, You Am I and Florence + The Machine, and the fact that an Aussie features so prominently on a Gorillaz record is certainly welcome news.

Gorillaz debuted Humanz live in its entirety over the weekend, ahead of playing their newly-announced Demon Dayz festival in June.

The band’s iconic second album Demon Days is also getting a vinyl reissue ahead of Humanz‘s release on Friday, 28th April.

Hear the new album cut ‘Saturnz Barz’ alongside Humanz‘s full tracklist, below.

Watch: Gorillaz – ‘Saturnz Barz’

‘Humanz’ Tracklist

1. Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
2. Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
3. Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
4. Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
5. Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
6. Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
7. Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
8. Busted and Blue
9. Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
10. Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
11. Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
12. She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
13. Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
14. We Got The Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)

Deluxe Edition:

15. The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK)
16. Halfway To The Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
17. Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Vonshà)
18. Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
19. Circle Of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)

With interludes narrated by Ben Mendelsohn

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