Earlier this week, Jamie Hewlett hinted that there was a album in the works from his English virtual band, Gorillaz. The album, slated for release in early 2016 would mark their first release since their fourth album The Fall, in 2011.
The other man behind the project, Damon Albarn, confirmed it’s impending release, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, ‘That’s next year. I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited’.
While the project is still very much in it’s early stages, Albarn shed some light on what we can expect to hear from from the album, stating that ‘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.’
While he could only give readers a brief insight into the album, as Gorillaz records are always filled with guest collaboraters, Albarn gave his opinion on some of the biggest names in the music industry. He dubbed Kanye West ‘unique’, T-Swift ‘remarkable, but not unique’, and Drake ‘not as consistent as he could be’. His biggest compliments were reserved for Future, with him stating that the Atlanta rapper was, ‘really interesting, and sometimes exhilarating’.
While there is no set date for release, we’ll most likely be able to hear a new, ‘reactivated’ version of the Gorillaz in 2016!