And the Lion Shall Lie Down with the Lamb, Part 2: Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher Working Together

Back in the coke-fueled days of Britpop, Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher were mortal enemies, a feud that was hyped up by the British music press. Their mutual grumpiness sold a lot of magazines.

But that was then. Both of them grew up, got over themselves and put the past behind them. While not exactly buddies, all animosity has dissipated. Everyone is living happily ever after right? So how’s this for happy?

Word is that Damon discussed working with Noel on a new Gorillaz track called “We Got the Power.”  From The NME:

Albarn said it was “really great” and that Gallagher is “fantastic in the studio”. He added: “It’s nice when you see how someone goes about their business. He’s great.”

A single also came out today.

Here is the tracklisting of Humanz–the first Gorillaz album in six years–and is due on April 28.

  1. Ascension feat. Vince StaplesStrobelite feat. Peven Everett
  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

Bonus material on Deluxe edition:

  1. The Apprentice feat. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK
  2. Halfway To The Halfway House feat. Peven Everett
  3. Ticker Tape feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis
  4. Circle Of Friendz feat. Brandon Markell Holmes

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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