GORILLAZ share new single ‘Silent Running’ ft. Adeleye Omotayo


Fresh off a world tour playing to over 1.5 million delighted fans across 24 countries, Gorillaz are kicking off 2023 with the highly anticipated release of the brand new track ‘Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo’. 

‘Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo’ is taken from the band’s upcoming new studio album Cracker Island and was the first track worked on by Gorillaz and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin at his studio in Los Angeles last year. Those early sessions revealed an evocative synth-led ’80s sound that ultimately set the tone for the album sonically. ‘Silent Running’ features vocalist and long-time Gorillaz performer Adeleye Omotayo, and has what Albarn describes as “… that sort of mesmerising dreamlike state you get in when you’re just following some train of thought.”

Gorillaz frontman 2D added – “Sometimes I get well lost and end up in the wrong place but then it turns out that’s where I was meant to be going anyway.”

Listen to ‘Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo’ - BELOW:

The new single release comes ahead of an epic music video for ‘Silent Running ft Adeleye Omotayo’, directed by artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy-nominated Nexus Studios director, Fx Goby, coming soon to a screen near you. Watch the trailer here:

Gorillaz will return to North America this Spring, with a full live band performance – to include surprise guests - at Coachella on Friday 14th and Friday 21st of April 2023.

Cracker Island is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 new tracks featuring yet another stellar lineup of artist collaborators: Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny and Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA earlier this year, it is produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.


Cracker Island ft. Thundercat
Oil ft. Stevie Nicks
The Tired Influencer
Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo
New Gold ft. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown
Baby Queen
Tormenta ft. Bad Bunny
Skinny Ape
Possession Island ft. Beck

The brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled Cracker Island is out on 24th February 2023 on Parlophone.


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