Is the new Gorillaz album coming sooner than expected?
Reddit user PlacidBurrito posted a photo of himself with Damon Albarn, who told him something very interesting. According to the post, Albarn told him that Gorillaz has only two weeks of recording left to do before their new album is finished.
This has been all but directly confirmed by the band, who re-tweeted the report of this news story on Consequence of Sound. Check out the tweet below.
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) 7 de octubre de 2016
The news comes hours before Gorillaz released their digital story titled The Book of Russel, which was named after the band’s drummer Russel. The book has the same artistic style as Monday’s release, The Book of Noodles.
Adding even more teasers to their upcoming album, Gorillaz has since posted the same Reddit fan shot on their Instagram. The caption reads,
“Damon said to these guys: “2 weeks left of recording and the album’s finished”.”
Despite their indirect confirmations, the current release date for the album is still unknown. Back in June, co-founder Jaime Hewitt posted an Instagram shot stating that the album won’t be complete until 2017, since it’s “really…special” and can’t be rushed. Therefore, if the news is true, this falls in line with what Albarn told the fan. Check out the Instagram shot below.
WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can’t be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And….Jamie follows us. So….you got something to say to him and don’t wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping. #JamieHewlett #JamieSaid #ThoseWords #FuckinAye #Gorillaz #Gorillaz2017 #ThisIsNotOurFace #WeTookThePic #HalfOfUsWasThere #OtherHalfInMontreal #Explanations #DidWeMention #JamieWasMadCool #Animated #Friendly #GangstaToo #HisShow #HisArt #SoCool #Go #IfYouCan
The last time the group released a studio album was in 2010 with The Fall. Earlier this week, Gorillaz also posted another teaser about their fifth studio album, with Damon Albarn in a recording studio with English producer, Two Inch Punch.
— GorillazNorthAmerica (@GorillazNorthAm) 5 de octubre de 2016