The world’s most loved virtual band (realistically the world’s only virtual band, I guess) Gorillaz, have finally announced that they have begun working on a new album. HOORAY!
Fans have long been waiting for a follow-up to 2010’s ‘Plastic Beach.’ Now, co-creator of the band, visual artist Jamie Hewlett, has confirmed in an interview that he is “shutting myself away” to start working on some new stuff – their first in more than five years.
“That’s next year,” He told DIY. “I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation. What I try not to do when I’m working in this creative period, the cooking of the mess, is go to other peoples’ exhibitions and look at other peoples’ work. I close my eyes, and don’t want to know what anyone else is doing. Doing that has kind of ruined the creative process for me in the past, and I don’t want to let that happen again.”
The news surfaced in the interview about his upcoming art exhibition, taking place in London at the renowned Saatchi Gallery.
Responsible for the visual aspect of the project, alongside music from Blur’s Damon Albarn, Hewlett took to Instagram to upload a series of images showing off the brand new Gorillaz artwork.
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