According to Gorillaz fansite Gorillaz-Unofficial the future will eventually bring a new Gorillaz album. Jamie Hewlett, the visual mastermind behind the Gorillaz gave us some juicy information during about the Gorillaz future during an interview while promoting his and Damon Albarn’s new show Monkey: Journey to the West
There’s also a five years gap between the albums because they take a long time to do and- and they’re very exhausting and when you’re finished you feel like you need to go do other stuff. So Damon’s touring with Blur- hes doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they’re working on a new album so there isn’t really time for him, and I’m doing other stuff as well. So I think it’s, um, we’ll come back to it when the time’s right. But also the music industry’s changed so much since we started doing Gorillaz. There’s no money- in the industry so you know you get these amazing new bands, like the Stripes from Ireland, kind of fourteen years old, you know, the best rhythm blues guitarist you’ve ever seen. Age fourteen, make songs and film it in their bedroom. It doesn’t cost anything, and so Gorillaz is kind of expensive. It’s expensive to do because it’s animated. …(the interviewer mentions how they cant age, they can reunite whenever)… So there’s plenty of time basically.”
Obviously that answer is very ambiguous in terms of when, but it’s good to know that they do plan to return with a new album at some point. Until then, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Blur finish their new one.
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