Gorillaz album coming in 2017 – and Damon Albarn is ‘loving’ it

New Gorillaz album expected for 2017, and Damon Albarn says it “should be ready fairly soon”

Damon Albarn has made it clear that he and his Gorillaz writing partner Jamie Hewlett are hard at work in the studio for the project’s follow-up to 2010’s The Fall.

The as-yet-untitled album has been in production for a while now and Albarn has been giving away steady hints on the progress.

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Gorillaz in real life: Hewlett and Albarn

The Blur frontman appeared as an interviewee on BBC Radio 6 over the weekend, revealing that “late in the year we’ll be starting to get the whole Gorillaz thing together,” while mentioning that he’s “loving” the material that “should be ready fairly soon”.

Listen to the conversation below:

Hewlett did state recently that the effort “cannot be rushed” and that it was “really special”.

To continue the positivity, Albarn said, “So far, it’s really fast, and it’s got quite a lot of energy. I’ve been stuck on piano, somewhere off Broadway, for years now. I want to go somewhere completely opposite of that.”

The duo aren’t giving much away, but we know so far that they have been working with legendary French producer Jean Michel-Jarre, as well as Liam Bailey and Vic Mensa.


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