Gorillaz returned after six years with the apocalyptic and politically-charged “Hallelujah Money” last month, and NME has reported that Damon Albarn told a fan that the new Gorillaz album is “finished” and that the band are currently rehearsing for a tour.
See what Albarn said below!
This all comes after their new track that dropped last month, featuring vocals from Mercury Prize winner and British singer/poet Benjamin Clementine, which you can listen to here. The fan mentions that Albarn said that he bought a new hat for “the Gorillaz tour,” which has yet to be announced.
@_JackWinstanley he told me he'd got a new hat for the gorillaz tour and started dancing I'm literally crying
— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 22, 2017
And the fan also says Albarn mentioned the fact that the new album is finished, too.
@sidneyphlegm he says they've just finished the album and they're rehearsing right now!! 🙂
— Jack (@_JackWinstanley) February 23, 2017
The last release from Gorillaz was 2011's The Fall. In summer 2016, news surfaced that Gorillaz's long-awaited comeback album would be given a 2017 release, via a fan-run Instagram account GorillazNorthAmerica, who apparently received the news directly from band co-creator Jamie Hewlett.
Last fall, Gorillaz shared “The Book of Noodle,” posted on the band's Twitter. The series of videos focuses on Gorillaz guitarist Noodle and her battle with shapeshifter, Mazuu. Check out those teaser videos here.
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