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Music / The Now Now

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I think I’ll coast a while.

The Now Now is the sixth studio album by Gorillaz, released in 2018.

Preceded by Humanz.


  1. “Humiliy” (3:17)
  2. “Tranz” (2:42)
  3. “Hollywood” (4:53)
  4. “Kansas” (4:08)
  5. “Sorcererz” (3:00)
  6. “Idaho” (3:42)
  7. “Lake Zurich” (4:13)
  8. “Magic City” (3:59)
  9. “Fire Flies” (3:53)
  10. “One Percent” (2:21)
  11. “Souk Eye” (4:34)

Tropes Eye:

  • An Aesop: “Humility” is about how people need each other and the damaging effects of isolation, which can be caused by pride.
  • Horrible Hollywood: “Hollywood” is a downplayed example; the song repeatedly juxtaposes the bright promises and temptations from the titular city with a more skeptical outlook, finding it far more dark, materialistic, and manipulative in reality, especially since it encourages a culture of envy where people will step on each other in a rise to the top. However, none of the artists involved deny the allure of Hollywood, and Snoop Dogg claims that the base problem of envy can be overcome by those who make the effort. Ultimately, Jamie Principle’s verses split the difference by saying that Hollywood has everything you could ever want, but also everything you don't.
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  • Textless Album Cover: Like Humanz it doesn’t feature the title of the album and/or the band’s name.


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