Gorillaz Share New Song, Announce AR Events in New York and London
Gorillaz have shared a new song, “Skinny Ape,” along with news of augmented reality performances taking place in New York and London next weekend. The immersive shows will bring giant avatars of the cartoon band to Times Square (2:30 p.m. Eastern on December 17) and Piccadilly Circus (2 p.m. GMT on December 18) to perform the new track. Below, listen to “Skinny Ape” and watch a trailer in which the enormous cartoons stomp around New York.
Imaginary Gorillaz bassist Murdoc said in a press release, “To all our followers, get ready for the biggest Times Square takeover since that other gorilla smashed the place up. Bigger in fact cos there’s four of us.”
“Skinny Ape” appears on Cracker Island, the Gorillaz album due out on February 24, 2023. Guests include Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, and Beck. The AR performances will be directed by Gorillaz cocreator Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby, and created by Nexus Studios using Google’s AR tech. In other Damon Albarn news, his old band Blur just announced reunion dates including Primavera 2023.