Damon Albarn-helmed cartoon band known as Gorillaz have returned with their fifth studio album Humanz.
Albarn is less of a vocal presence across the album, and there are more guests than ever. One of the most notable tracks recruits R&B dreamer Kelela and rap experimentalist Danny Brown.
The song, titled “Submission,” is driven by Kelela’s vocal performance, in which she delivers a confident, housey belter of a hook, which is complimented by a pulsating synth. When Danny enters with his nasal snarl, some noisy guitar noodling comes further into focus. By the last hook, Kelela’s chorus is fleshed out with a haunting choir behind her.