A "Special" Gorillaz Album Won't Arrive Until 2017, But Will Be Well Worth The Wait
Those looking for updates on the much-anticipated new Gorillaz album have been almost solely relegated to artist Jamie Hewlett‘s Instagram account. There, new sketches of the fabled animated quartet have provided the lone clues as to what’s in store for us on that anxiously awaited day.
While no actual soundbites have been unveiled just yet from Damon Albarn‘s cartoon band, Hewlett has once again taken to Instagram — though this time on a Gorillaz fan account — to provide the world with an update on what’s to come, breaking hearts at the reveal of a 2017 release date, but ensures fans that the album will be well worth the wait. The last Gorillaz album, 2011’s The Fall, was a critical darling, featuring the late Bobby Womack, as well as The Clash‘s Paul Simonon and Mick Jones.
Five years may seem like ages nowadays, but as Hewlett claims, “a really fuckin special” new album is one the way and it “can’t be rushed.” And honestly, we wouldn’t even dream of it. Peep the post down below and hold tight for murmurs on the Gorillaz front in the months ahead.
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