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Gorillaz return after 6 years with spectacular Trump-baiting track

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The last time Gorillaz released an album was back in 2011 (The Fall), when we were gifted with an entire tracklist recorded on just an iPad.

The cartoon-fronted band announced in 2014 that they were working on a new release, one we’re yet to see.

But if there’s anything that will light a fire under your ass, it’s the rise of Donald Trump and everything he stands for.

And so on the eve of his inauguration, Gorillaz have dropped a new track called Hallelujah Money featuring 2015 Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine.

The song explores the rumination on power, big business, and money. The video features Clementine crooning infront of a garish Trump Tower-esque background.

“In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to,” said animated guitarist Murdoc via a release. “Me. That’s why I’m giving you this new Gorillaz song, a lightning bolt of truth in a black night.You’re welcome. Now piss on! The new album’s not gonna write itself.”

Hallelujah Money is a dark reminder of where we’re at, encapsulating how we’ll probably all feel on Saturday. The lyrics ask:

“How will we know / When the morning comes / We are still humans / How will we know?”

“Don’t worry my friend / If this be the end, then so shall it be.”

It’s all about positivity, guys...

Listen to it below:

Gorillaz new album is due to come out later this year.

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Emily is a freelance writer for Shortlist.com. She covers breaking news, entertainment, style and lifestyle for the site. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found eating and drinking or thinking about food and drinking. Follow Emily on Twitter: @ebadiozzaman 

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