Damon Albarn has revealed that the highly anticipated new Gorillaz album will be “ready fairly soon,” adding “I’m loving it and it’s getting there,” via an interview with BBC Radio 6.
At the tail end of 2015 we were first given indication that a new Gorillaz album was in the works, with the band's visual designer Jamie Hewlett saying he was in the "phase of experimentation." Albarn would confirm that he was working on new material for the project soon after.
Details regarding the new material have been sparse, but the follow up album to ‘The Fall’ is expected to feature a few noteworthy collaborations, including with artists like Vic Mensa among others.
We were hoping the album could make it's way to our ears in 2016, but that seems unlikely as Hewlett has said the album is shaping up to be “special, really fucking special,” but “can't be rushed.” Look for the release to presumably drop in 2017.