As Damon Albarn is gearing up for his upcoming Australian tour, he revealed in a interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that his next record is likely to be from his cartoon alter-egos Gorillaz. The collaborative project is planned for release in 2016 and is most likely to be Gorillaz fifth LP. Last time Albarn mentioned 2-D, Russel, Murdoc and Noodle, he stated that it was unlikely we would hear from them again, but last year, co-founder and animator of the Gorillaz stated that he believes, “there is a future for Gorillaz… But it is quite a complicated and expensive thing to produce. So, I think we need to wait a little bit to see what happens because usually in the music industry everything changes“.
Last time we heard from the cartoon 4-piece, they were pirates on the LP Plastic Beach with guest such as Lou Reed, Little Dragon and De La Soul. They are not known for working on their own so along with this news, this just sparks anticipation on who will appear this time round. Sadly however, this is all we know at this time. But what did Albarn have to say about Blur? “I would imagine there’s some kind of future but at the moment there’s no time for the future – only the present… I’m reluctant to say anything, because if I do, it just gets taken out of context and then I am accused of being a wind up“. So don’t get your hopes up on Blur but Gorillaz fans? Start counting down till 2016 as the new album is looking likely.