Four songs from the new Gorillaz album leaked online on Monday night after fans of the band managed to crack the password on a Vimeo account related to the band.
A tracklist for the new Gorillaz album began to emerge after several songs were registered through music licensing company Phonographic Performance Ltd.
Reddit user omegapro200 Googled one of the songs listed on the leaked tracklist, “Saturnz Barz,” and found a password-protected Vimeo video.
It seems that the video was uploaded by Dylan Byrne, a lighting technician connected to Gorillaz. Presumably Byrne was readying the stage show and didn’t realise that his Vimeo account, although private, could be found on Google.
From there, it was just a matter of time until the tracks leaked. Another Reddit user, mrmoosechill, tried out passwords on the video and found that several unreleased Gorillaz songs could be listened to using the password “2017.”
The band eventually figured out that that multiple tracks for the upcoming album had leaked, and the Vimeo account was removed.
Business Insider was not immediately able to confirm that the songs were authentic, but fans believe they are the real deal.
This isn’t the first time that Gorillaz tracks have leaked online. The full “Demon Days” album leaked on an unofficial fan forum weeks before its May 2005 release.
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