Last year, Damon Albarn promised that we’d get a new Gorillaz album in 2016, or at least as soon as he could manage. Based on all available evidence, the album is well underway and it’s looking like it’s going to have a lot more electronic elements than its predecessors.
Jamie Hewlett has been teasing various collaborators in the Gorillaz studio including French composer and electronic pioneer Jean Michel-Jarre, producer Twilite Tone, and singer-songwriter Liam Bailey, who worked with Chase & Status on their hit single, “Blind Faith.”
Bailey also noted in since-deleted Instagram post that Massive Attack, the seminal trip hop group, had visited the Gorillaz studio, but it’s not known whether anything was recorded.
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A new Gorillaz album in 2016 would spell out a lot of possibilities for the group in terms of touring and festival appearances in 2017, so we have our fingers crossed.