Following their 5-year hiatus, Gorillaz have had an exceptional comeback year. Their album ‘Humanz‘ has been an unfathomable success. Charting in the top 5 in over 15 charts worldwide and generating over 600,000 sales, the album reached Silver certification in the band’s first year back on the scene.
The band’s illustrative half, Jamie Hewlett, has revealed that in 2018, the band is expected to release plenty of new music. In an interview with Taschen Books, the publisher of his book, ‘Inside the Mind of Jamie Hewlett‘, he revealed that he and bandmate Damon Albarn, are working on new material for their next album, as opposed to taking a break.
“We’re working on another Gorilllaz album that we’re going to be releasing next year. We’re going straight into the album with no break,” Hewlett explained. “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. And that will be all of next year and probably the year beyond that.”
Listen to Hewlett’s comments at the 10:20 mark in the video below!