Damon Albarn Teases Surprise Gorillaz Album Could Be on Its Way

Jamie Christopher Hewlett

"I really like the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously."

In a recent interview with Q MagazineGorillaz' creative-mastermind and rock icon Damon Albarn said the cartoon foursome might drop a surprise album when it's current world tour is complete.

Not that this would be unprecedented, beyond sneaky releases from BeyonceDrake and others in the past few years, Gorillaz dropped its fourth album,The Fall, without any warning in 2010. 

“I really like the idea of making new music and playing it live almost simultaneously,” Albarn told Q, as NME reports. “It will be a more complete record than The Fall, but hopefully have that spontaneity.”

He also spoke about the future of Gorillaz performances, looking forward to a moment when his original aspirations of fully-holographic humanoid members in the not-so-distant horizon. 

“We’ve been discussing ideas for a new kind of live show,” he continued. “If we’re going to do more with Gorillaz we don’t want to wait seven years because, y’know, we’re getting on a bit now. We’re excited but we need to get these shows finished first. You never know what’s around the corner.”


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