It has been 5 years since English virtual band Gorillaz released their “The Fall” album and it seems like we have to wait another year for their comeback.
According to ABC Australia, the animated band’s co-creator Jamie Hewlett bumped into a fan club member recently and gave her an update on their long-awaited album. Instead of releasing it this year as planned, it will be coming out in 2017.
“It’s going to be special, really f–king special,” said Hewlett.
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While it’s disappointing that their album’s release date is getting pushed back further, it’s safe to say that their upcoming 5th album will definitely be worth the wait because the virtual band has been working on it since 2015.
The band member added, “It can’t be rushed. 2017, yo. So guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take a vacation, ’cause that shit ain’t happening this year”.
It was reported that Gorillaz’s new album will be featuring some awesome collaborations with French composer Jean Michel-Jarre, English songwriter Liam Bailey, and Chicago-based rapper Vic Mensa.
Gorillaz was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in 1998. The band consists of 4 animated fictional members including 2D (lead vocals and keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (backing vocals), and Russel Hobbs (drums).
Their debut album in 2001, titled “Gorillaz”, sold over 7 million copies, earning them an entry in the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the “Most Successful Virtual Band”. To date, they have released a total of 4 studio albums.
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