Gorillaz fans, your long slumber will finally be over. The band is inching closer and closer to releasing its long-awaited fifth studio album. Gorillaz frontman-Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett have been teasing the idea for quite some time now, having released a visual comic series via Instagram and opening an OKCupid account page. Following that, fictional female lead-guitarist Noodle has compiled a new playlist that showcases some of the many female acts that currently inspire the band.

Noodle states on her Twitter feed, “In search of new sounds and new inspiration, I found these kick-ass women who in their own individual ways are true pioneers in the writing, production and creation of MUSIC.” She then adds, “they have inspired me, and I hope they inspire you too!” The mix includes the likes of Abra, Grimes and Kali Uchis, to name a few. Stay tuned for more regarding any and all things Gorillaz, as 2017 seems to be shaping up as a surprisingly good year for us all.

Mystere De Voix Bulgares (Bulgarian Women’s Choir) – “Kaval Sviri”
Anna Meredith – “Nautilus”
Lully – “Slow D’s”
Grimes – “Realiti”
Kali Uchi – “Ridin Around”
Fatima Al Quadiri – “Szechuan”
Empress Of – “Woman is a Word”
Haitus Kaiyote – “Molasses”
Laurie Anderson – “O Superman”
ABRA – “Vegas”
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – “Barok Main”
Delia Derbyshire – “Doctor Who”