Just when we were starting to get used to waiting seven years for a new record, the biggest virtual band in the world are back again with another one, barely more than a year after the critically-acclaimed Humanz album.
Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn are in the director’s chairs, with James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco handling the beats. If you were put off by the guest-heavy Humanz last year, this one is for you: the only guests are the album are Snoop Dogg and Jamie Principle (on the same track!), and George Benson. While Humanz consisted mostly of uptempo club tracks - ‘a party for the end of the world’ - The Now Now is a breezier, funkier, more optimistic affair - consider it a soundtrack for after the nuclear dust has settled.
1) Humility (feat George Benson)
3) Hollywood (feat Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)
7) Lake Zurich
8) Magic City
9) Fire Flies
10) One Percent
11) Souk Eye