Gorillaz‘s virtual members Murdoc Niccals and 2D sat down for their first live, on-camera interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ MistaJam.
Murdoc and 2D – who are voiced by Phil Cornwell and Nelson De Freitas, respectively – answered an array of fan questions about Gorillaz lore, their new album Humanz, the various guests on the record and what they’ve been up to since their last LP, The Fall? In response to the latter, Murdoc quipped, “I got in a little bit of trouble over a breach of contract thing … and the record company banged me up! I did nine moon in a high security jail underneath Abbey Road Studios.”
Telekom Electronic Beats hosted the interview on their YouTube page. Gorillaz also teamed with the augmented reality app the Lenz, which allowed users to reveal hidden content during the interview if they pointed their phones at the color magenta.
Gorillaz will release Humanz April 28th. The LP features contribution from Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Vince Staples, D.R.A.M., Pusha T and more. Gorillaz previewed the album at a secret live show in London in March and will embark on a North American tour July 8th in Chicago.