“Andromeda” by Gorillaz (ft. Shelley FKA DRAM)

Most importantly, the origin of “Andromeda” traces back to Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn, reportedly watching the mother of his significant other die, with said individual being someone he truly loved. In relation to death, what the vocalist is putting forth thesis-wise is that we shouldn’t get too bent out of shape when a loved one dies. Beyond that, it also seems that he’s saying, more overtly in somewhat of a romantic context, that we should appreciate that special someone in our lives.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Gorillaz's Andromeda at Lyrics.org.
Lyrics to Gorillaz's "Andromeda"

“Andromeda” Facts

Primary Artist(s): Gorillaz
Featured Artist(s): Shelley FKA DRAM
Album/EP: “Humanz” 

Was “Andromeda” a single release?

Yes. It was the 4th single from the group’s “Humanz” album. Gorillaz released “Andromeda” as such on March 23 of 2017.


“Andromeda” was written by Gorillaz and Shelley. The band also produced this song alongside Anthony Khan and Remi Kabaka Jr.


  • Electropop
  • Funk


In 2018 the song earned a nomination for the award “Best Dance Recording” at the 60th edition of the Annual Grammy Awards. The following songs were also nominated for that award: 

LCD’s “Tonite” eventually took home the Grammy in question.

Did “Andromeda” chart?

Yes. It was very popular in Belgium, where it even topped the charts. In New Zealand and the United States, it also experienced success, achieving top 10 positions in a number of charts in these places.


The “Humanz” Album

28th April, 2017, saw the release of the album, “Humanz”. The album happens to be Gorillaz’s 5th studio album.

As per a press release on the band’s official Instagram page a few days prior to the release of the album, recording took place in studios in Jamaica, New York City, London, Paris and Chicago.

The album was produced by the band itself. They however, received assistance in that endeavor from the Remi Kabaka Jr. The Twilite Tone is also credited as a co-producer of this album.

“Humanz” was released through the German-British record label, Parlophone Records and American record label, Warner Records.

Within its first week of release, sales of over 140, 000 copies were recorded in the United States alone. 

The album debuted atop charts in Australia as well as Switzerland. On the Billboard 200 in the US, “Humanz” peaked at No. 2, making it the band’s fourth album to rank top-10 there. It also peaked at No. 2 in the UK, France, Ireland and Canada. It was No. 3 in Italy and made top-10 in the following countries:

  • Czech – 3
  • Denmark – 6
  • Netherlands – 6
  • Hungary – 7
  • Mexico – 3
  • New Zealand – 3
  • Norway – 4
  • Portugal – 3
  • Spain – 4

In 2018, “Humanz” won a nomination for the award, “Best Alternative Music Album” at the Grammys. The said award was however taken home by “Sleep Well Beast”, an album by American rock band, The National.

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