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Gorillaz release video for surprise new track “Sleeping Powder” — watch

on June 08, 2017, 12:51pm

Though Gorillaz released their new album Humanz just a month ago, there’s still plenty more to come. Damon Albarn has revealed that he has 40 to 45 tracks leftover from the initial recording sessions. 14 of those are set to be part of the album’s deluxe vinyl box set release on August 25th. Today, however, he’s surprised by unveiled a new, non-album track called “Sleeping Powder”.

(Read: The 25 Most Anticipated Tours of Summer 2017)

The track is described as “a song by 2D” in the caption for its accompanying YouTube video. Fans who are still hooked into the Gorillaz app were the first to learn about the song, receiving a notification that led them to the clip. Apropos of its title, “Sleeping Powder” is a slightly drowsy dance number, like a the waves of energy one might feel at a party. Things start off slow with acoustic piano before getting a jolt from some buzzing low end. Take a listen via the above visual, which opens with an iconic anti-drugs PSA.

We’ll see if “Sleeping Powder” will find it way onto setlists once Gorillaz head out on tour next month with Vince Staples and Danny Brown. Prior to that, however, they’ll host their Demon Dayz Festival in Margate, England this weekend. They’ll also make stops at San Fran’s Outside LandsThe Meadows in NYC, and Quebec City Summer Festival.

Gorillaz 2017 Tour Dates:
06/10 – Margate, UK @ Demon Dayz Festival
07/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
07/12 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing *
07/15 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival 
07/17 – Colombia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *^
07/28-30 – Icheon, KR @ Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival
07/28-30 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09/15-17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
09/18 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre *
09/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium *^
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center *^
09/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
09/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center
10/05 – Los Angeles CA @ The Forum *
10/06-08 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival
10/13-15 – Miami, FL @ iii Points Festival
11/01 –  Esch Sur Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/02 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
11/05 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
11/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
11/09 – Geneva, CH @ Arena
11/11 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/13 – Budapest, HU @ Aréna
11/14 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
11/17 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19 – Hamburg, DE  @ Sporthalle
11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
11/22 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
11/24 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/25 – Paris, FR @ Zénith
11/27 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre
11/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
12/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
12/02 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
12/04 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
12/05 – London, UK @ O2 Arena

* = w/ Vince Staples
^ = w/ Danny Brown

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