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Jamie Hewlett Says A New Gorillaz Album Will be Released In 2018

The wait for more Gorillaz music may not be that long after all.


Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn reunited to release a new Gorillaz album Humanz in 2017, their first in seven years. Fans and critics have celebrated the release, as well as their tour with its large production and conveyer belt of major guests. Given how busy they each are and the normal wait between LPs, it would seem obvious that there wouldn’t be another album until the next decade, but apparently that isn’t the case. In a new interview, Jamie Hewlett said that they are working on a new album fans can expect to be released next year.

In an interview where Hewlett discusses a wide variety of topics like the group’s clothing and fashion, he also reveals their plans for upcoming music. He says they have another album on the way and “ideas for a few more albums.”

“We’re working on another Gorillaz album that we’re going to be releasing next year. Usually we have a good five-year break between each album but we decided, you know what? Let’s keep going,” says Hewlett. “Because there’s ideas for a few more albums so we’re going to go straight into that. So that will be all of next year and probably the year beyond that.”

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Listen to the interview with German art-book publisher TASCHEN below and skip ahead to about 10 minutes if you want the part about music. 

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