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Gorillaz Announce New Album Humanz Featuring Danny Brown, Pusha T, Grace Jones, More

By Brian Josephs

Gorillaz have officially announced their new album, Humanz, which will be released on April 28. The new project will feature appearances from Vince Staples, Popcaan, Kelela, Pusha T, Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Carly Simon, D.R.A.M., Jamie Principle, Kilo Kish, Kali Uchis, Anthony Hamilton, Peven Everett, and Zebra Katz. Humanz will be the fictional group’s first album since 2010’s The Fall.

Hype has been building for this project over the last few months after the band rolled out a series of visual stories for its members last year. They released the protest single “Hallelujah Money” featuring Benjamin Clementine in January, and today, they’ll be premiering new material on BBC Radio 1. [Pitchfork]

UpdateCheck out the track list and album cover for Humanz belowGorillaz will perform the album in full tomorrow night in London.

Humanz track list:
1. “Ascension” ft. Vince Staples
2. “Strobelite” ft. Peven Everett
3. “Saturnz Barz” ft. Popcaan
4. “Momentz” ft. De La Soul
5. “Submission” ft. Danny Brown and Kelela
6. “Charger” ft. Grace Jones
7. “Andromeda” ft. D.R.A.M.
8. “Busted and Blue”
9. “Carnival ft. Anthony Hamilton
10. “Let Me Out” ft. Mavis Staples and Pusha T
11. “Sex Murder Party” ft. Jamie Principle and Zebra Katz
12. “She’s My Collar” ft. Kali Uchis
13. “Hallelujah Money” ft. Benjamin Clementine
14. “We Got The Power” ft. Jehnny Beth

Deluxe edition:
15. “The Apprentice” ft. Rag’n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz, and RAY BLK
16. “Halfway To The Halfway House” ft. Peven Everett
17. “Out Of Body” ft. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz, and Imani Vonshà
18. “Ticker Tape” ft. Carly Simon and Kali Uchis
19. “Circle Of Friendz” ft. Brandon Markell Holmes

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so if there’s one single trope i’m always down to fight it’s the animal bride (folklore motif 402??) which a lot of you are probably familiar with as the selkie - the fisherman either falls in love, steals her skin to trap her on land/gain power over her, or they fall in love and THEN he steals her skin to keep her from leaving, and either way she spends a lot of time gazing sadly out to sea and then she or her child finds the skin and never returns again.
and that’s awful on a whole lot of levels - it’s not love, it’s control.

BUT. but the thing is. you how selkies/seal women was a pretty common variation of this? another really popular one was swans.

i just want you to think about that for a moment. swans. like…I get it, they’re pretty, graceful birds, certainly it’s easy to imagine them magically becoming pretty graceful ladies? but have you ever fought a swan. swans are awful. swans are the devil’s geese. imagine seeing a pretty magic lady and being absolutely enchanted by her, and stealing her magic feather cloak, and then you go up and say ‘hey i’m in love with you, let me make you my queen, it will be great, we’ll be so happy’ and she just looks at you for a moment and…

you know i was going to say maybe she just shouts for her sisters and suddenly you’re realizing you’ve made a terrible terrible mistake bc you’re surrounded by big fucking birds who are all hissing. but honestly if this swan lady is as aggressively down to brawl as any other generally unhappy swan, then she’d straight up fuck you up on her own. she’d just deck you roundhouse, honestly. you don’t fuck with swans. why does this trope exist

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heroes of olympus + name meanings

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire, the world must fall,
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death

Like/reblog if you see your favorite band

Black Veil Brides
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Sleeping With Sirens
Asking Alexandria
Mayday Parade
Panic! at the Disco
All Time Low
Imagine Dragons
You Me At Six
Pierce the Veil
Falling In Reverse
Bring Me The Horizon
Green Day
Twenty One Pilots
Blink-182
Linkin Park
Nirvana
Three Days Grace
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Paramore
Knuckle Puck

Great rock songs relating to suicide/depression/self harm ect.

Kids In The Dark (All Time Low)

Missing You (All Time Low)

Therapy (All Time Low)

Gone (Asking Alexandria)

A Prophecy (Asking Alexandria)

To The Stage (Asking Alexandria)

Brompton Cocktail (Avenged Sevenfold)

This Means War (Avenged Sevenfold)

Fiction (Avenged Sevenfold)

I Won’t See You Tonight Part 1 (Avenged Sevenfold)

I Won’t See You Tonight Part 2 (Avenged Sevenfold)

Adam’s Song (Blink 182)

Dear Agony (Breaking Benjamin)

Drown (Bring Me The Horizon)

Hospital For Souls (Bring Me The Horizon)

Millennia [Acoustic] (Crown The Empire)

Lead Me Out Of The Dark (Crown The Empire)

Keep Myself Alive (Get Scared)

Don’t You Dare Forget The Sun (Get Scared)

Basket Case (Green Day)

Bullet (Hollywood Undead)

Save Me (Hollywood Undead)

Medicine (Hollywood Undead)

Black Dahlia (Hollywood Undead)

The Diary (Hollywood Undead)

Circles (Hollywood Undead)

The Loss (Hollywood Undead)

Pain (Hollywood Undead)

Never Lose Your Flames (Issues)

Slow Me Down (Issues)

Cemetery Gates (My Chemical Romance)

Impossible Year (Panic! At The Disco)

Scars (Papa Roach)

Last Resort (Papa Roach)

A Match Into Water (Pierce The Veil)

Stay Away From My Friends (Pierce The Veil)

Hold On Till May (Pierce The Veil)

The Divine Zero (Pierce The Veil)

Disasterology (Pierce The Veil)

I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket (Pierce The Veil)

Props & Mayhem (Pierce The Veil)

45 (Shinedown)

Second Chance (Shinedown)

Monster (Skillet)

Better Off Dead (Sleeping With Sirens)

November (Sleeping With Sirens)

Everything Ends (Slipknot)

Chop Suey! (System Of A Down)

Over and Over (Three Days Grace)

Animal I Have Become (Three Days Grace)

Pain (Three Days Grace)

Never Too Late (Three Days Grace)

Ride  (Twenty One Pilots)

Goner  (Twenty One Pilots)

Truce  (Twenty One Pilots)

Migraine  (Twenty One Pilots)

Fake You Out  (Twenty One Pilots)

Guns For Hands  (Twenty One Pilots)

Doubt (Twenty One Pilots)

Holding Onto You (Twenty One Pilots)

Throwback to songs/bands that you used to listen too while being younger

Numa Numa

Bad Boy

Stacys Mom

Mr. Brightside

Jump on it

Check it Juliet

Black Parade

Three Days Grace

All I ever wanted

I can walk on water

Seven Nation Army

KISS

Nirvanna

Fall Out Boy

Gorillaz

Black Veil Brides

Adam Lambert

Papa Roach

Evanesence

Skillet

Skrillex

My Chemical Romance

We will rock you

Macarena

Y, M, C, A

I love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Monster Mash

Sound Of Silence

That Yo Gabba Gabba shiz. ((Don’t tell me you haven’t listened to this I kno you HaVE.))

Dream a Dream

Fight song

Polka

Weird Al


(Boi I know I have more so I may update)
(And this is all possibly just me BUT YOOO. REBLOG AND PUT DOWN A LIST OF THINGS YOU LISTENED TO WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER)

When you’ve a bad day and you listen one of your favourite band on the radio

Beautiful ‘Red’ Album Things:
  • The guitar slide right before the chorus of State of Grace where the sound amps up and how it all resembles the described relationship which starts out beautiful and then suddenly falls apart and explodes in heartbreak
  • The background vocals singing “uh oh” in State of Grace to symbolize how the seemingly beautiful relationship is heading for compete disaster
  • Taylor repeating the second verse of State of Grace as a background vocal right before the song ends 
  • Ending the first song with “love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right” as a warning of things to come
  • How the mini guitar solo in “Red” almost sounds like someone in hysterics
  • The gradual build up of instrumentals and vocals throughout Treacherous that works off the metaphor of the relationship being a dangerous slope/path to travel, as if the further in the song she gets, the steeper the path becomes and more she has to exert to keep going
  • The build up of the beat right before the bass drops in IKYWT just like how the relationship suddenly exploded
  • How the beat and instrumentals stop in IKYWT when she screames “Hey!” right before the chorus like a sudden realization that she’s all alone or it’s all her fault
  • How the pre-choruses and choruses in IKYWT get more beat and vocals as the song goes on and as she becomes more helpless and angry
  • All Too Well
  • “Maple Lattes”
  • How the “hey!” and “it feels like one of those nights” in 22 have a lot of vocal layers to give the feeling of a big group of friends yelling
  • “Who’s Taylor Swift anyway? Ew!”
  • How no other vocals but Taylor’s are present in I Almost Do, which is also shown in the song credits in the album booklet
  • The background vocal at the end of chorus of I Almost Do sounding like a ghost or a fading voice, which echoes how she is haunted by the relationship but can’t quite get herself to go back to it
  • The entire fact that WANEGBT is a pop song because the person it’s about looked down upon pop music 
  • “With some indie record that’s much cooler than mine”
  • The sound of a record being suddenly stopped on a record player at the end of the bridge and how that relates to the last bullet point
  • “That’s so fun” at the end of Stay Stay Stay
  • How Taylor puts extra syllables in the rhythm at “now you carry my groceries and I”m always laughing” in Stay Stay Stay which resembles how the relationship goes beyond her expectations
  • How she put The Last Time right after Stay Stay Stay 
  • The two point of views in The Last Time
  • The difference in urgency and volume and emotion between Gary Lightbody’s and Taylor’s voices to signify the dynamics of the relationship and break up
  • How Taylor’s voice lasts a little bit longer than Gary’s at the end of The Last Time to show how she was holding on longer
  • How the Last Time builds up and then suddenly drops everything but their vocals and one chord on a piano to convey the loss
  • How the background vocals of Holy Ground sound like they’re saying “hooray” even though Taylor has said they’re just ‘sounds of joy’
  • The urgency of Holy Ground like a memory that comes out of nowhere and fills you with a burst of happiness
  • How the main guitar line throughout Sad Beautiful Tragic carries the same rhythm as a train on a track and then “I stood right by the tracks and “this train runs off it’s track” and the secret message ”while you were on a train”
  • How, following that, the secondary guitar line pops in and out whenever she sings important lines like the memories coming back to her
  • The Lucky One/how it’s track 13/”wouldn’t you like to know”/ “hell”
  • The fact that The Lucky One was recorded in LA and Taylor never toured to Madison Square with Red or 1989 and then admitted to making us believe TS5 was going to be about roses with pics of her rose garden, like that’s some next level shit
  • “Good to go?”/Ed Sheeran
  • How Everything Has Changed sounds like an Ed Sheeran song with Taylor Swift lyrics
  • How the bridge of Everything Has Changed drops everything but Ed’s guitar and Taylor’s voice to give the feeling of intimacy but then explodes with full instrumentals and more vocals like a sudden burst of joy when the love interest shows up
  • The change to 1940′s vocabulary in Starlight to tell the story from Ethel’s point of view
  • The guitar at the beginning of Starlight sounding like stars glistening and then that being echoed in the background by the piano in the chorus
  • The calmness and softness of Begin Again after the wild ride you just went through
  • REFERENCING THE MAN/MUSICAL LEGEND/NOW FRIEND SHE WAS NAMED AFTER IN BEGIN AGAIN WHO SHE THEN BEATS FOR A GRAMMY 4 YEARS LATER
  • “But I do” 
  • “I wear heels now”
  • How the album takes you through the entire deconstruction of a relationship but brings it full circle with a new love interest at the end and an echoing of hope and begins with an explosive pop rock song about wild love and ends with a gentle country song about easy, childlike love
  • The deconstruction of the idea of “fate” throughout the ‘story’ of the album and how it leaves you with the message that true love happens but it’s up to you to make it work and to play love “good and right” and that love should be easy and built on a solid foundation
  • Every lyric on this album
  • The Grammys fucked up
For anyone going through a hard time right now:

Music has the power to help, or so I believe, it picks you up in ways that people sometimes can’t. I recently made a playlist of songs, and if people want I can make it into a Spotify playlist. But here is the songs:

THE LINK FOR THIS FIRST PLAYLIST: [X]

Therapy//All Time Low
Never Too Late//Three Days Grace
Hospital For Souls//Bring Me the Horizon
Friend, Please//Twenty One Pilots
Crash//You Me At Six
Missing You//All Time Low
Never Give In//Black Veil Brides
Hold On Til May// Pierce The Veil
Astronaught//Simple Plan
Kitchen Sink//Twenty One Pilots
Saviour//Black Veil Brides
If I have too, then I have too (Acoustic)//One Last Look.
The Light Behind Your Eyes//My Chemical Romance
Goner//Twenty One Pilots
No One Does It Better// You Me At Six
Satellites// Sleeping With Sirens
Hearts and Flowers// Say We Can Fly
Nothern Downpour// Panic! At The Disco
What a Catch Donnie//Fall Out Boy
I’m A Mess// Ed Sheeran.

Here’s a few other things:

Good Songs that help calm you down or fall asleep:
Behind the Sea (Live in Chicago version) //Panic! At The Disco
Therapy// All Time Low
Fireworks//You Me At Six
Hey There Delilah//Plain White T’s
Oh Ms Believer// TØP
Never Seen Anything (Quite Like You)//The Script
Kiss me//Ed Sheeran


If You Have Lost Someone:
If You Could See Me Now//The Script
Match Into Water// Pierce The Veil
Cancer//My Chemical Romance
Lullabies//All Time Low
Wake Me Up When September Ends// Green Day
This Isn’t The End// Owl City
All Done For You// Black Veil Brides

Remember When/ Dissappear//Issues

When You’re Feeling Misunderstood:
I’m Not Okay//My Chemical Romance.
King For A Day// Pierce The Veil ft Kellin Quinn
Kids In The Dark// All Time Low
Wretched And Divine// Black Veil Brides
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams// Green Day


In a Really Bad Mood? Start A Riot: [X]
Misery Buisiness//Paramore

Bite My Tongue// You Me At Six ft Oli Sykes

You Make Me Sick//Of Mice And Men
Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing//Set It Off
Antivist//Bring Me The Horizon
Save It For The Bedroom//You Me At Six
Heroes// All Time Low
Desolation Row//My Chemical Romance
Juarez//Gerard Way
Fuck You//Sleeping With Sirens (Cee Lo Green Cover)

Ignorance//Paramore

Compromising Me//William Beckett

Gives You Hell// The All-American Rejects


Some cool extras:
Princeton Ave// Issues (Abuse)
Never Lose Your Flames//Issues (Homophobia/Rejection because of Sexuality)
Mama//My Chemical Romance (Gender Identity)
99% Soul//Matty Mullins (Christian music?)(most of his album is Christian music so if you’re looking for good Christian pop I would recommend Matty Mullins or Owl City :))
Migraine//TØP (Schizophrenia)
That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed For Me)//Panic! At The Disco (For people going through major changes)
Sleepwalking//Bring Me The Horizon (Depression)
A Trophy Father’s, Trophy Son (Broken Family/Home)


That’s all for now but that’s all for now, I might update more? I was just looking at all these cool songs with cool messages so…