Gorillaz’ Cracker Island is an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown, and Beck.
Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, Cracker Island was produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka Jr., and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin. The title track kickstarted the new campaign, hitting the charts across the globe with a top 10 video racking up 10M views in 10 days. The virtual band exploded onto TikTok gaining over 2.1 m followers in the space of a few months where they continue to innovate, taking virtual characters where no character has been before…
Guitarist Noodle said of the band’s new record, “Cracker Island is the sound of change and the chorus of the collective."
Russel Hobbs added, “When the reckoning comes, gotta be ready to step through the gateway. Cracker Island’s got the entry codes…”
2D said, “The path to Cracker Island isn’t easy to find ‘cos it’s underwater.”
And Murdoc Niccals announced, “The hallowed tones of Cracker Island will soundtrack our collective ascension into the new dimension! JOIN ME!”
Originally based at Kong Studios in West London, the group of musical misfits have relocated to Silverlake, California as they recruit new members to join their mission in search of the one truth to fix the world. Reports from the Golden State indicate that Murdoc is in love with the lady next door. Russel is glued to the TV. Noodle is compiling a handbook of wisdom and knowledge. And 2D is busy being 2D.