Gorillaz are reportedly working on an album for release in 2018
Gorillaz‘s virtual designer and co founder Jamie Hewlett has confirmed that the British band has plans to release a followup to 2017’s Humanz, which showcased a plethora of contemporary features from such acclaimed artists as Vince Staples, D.R.A.M, and De La Soul.
Back in September, Albarn hinted at a possible follow up to the album. The release wouldn’t be the first time Gorillaz doubled up on releases in one year, either. Following the group’s critically acclaimed third album Plastic Beach, the subsequent release of The Fall was met with widespread disapproval from critics. In an interview with Q Magazine Albarn stated that “It will be a more complete record than ‘The Fall’, but hopefully have that spontaneity.”
“We’re going straight into the next album with no break,” cofounder Jamie Hewlett said in a recent interview with Taschen, an art book publisher. “Usually we have a good five-year break between each album but we decided ‘you know what, let’s keep going’ 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.”
There is no telling when Gorilaz may release their next album, but let’s hope it contains some of the virtuosic energy that defined Humanz.