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Gorillaz Reveals Current Creative Process Of New Album In The Making

It's official. Three months ago, Damon Albarn was quoted saying that Gorillaz would be hitting the studio this fall to work on a new album. And today - thanks to a new interview with DIY - it was confirmed that the album is, in fact, underway as we speak (er write).

This forthcoming album will be the first new material since the 2011 album The Fall. The interview with DIY was inspired by the mastermind animator Jamie Hewlett's first art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London next month, but of course the topic of Gorillaz and the previously announced new album was hard to avoid.

Speaking about the new album which he confirmed is currently underway, Hewlett shared about his creative process, explaining how he has to "shut himself away" in order to be able to work on the new LP.

“That’s next year. I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation. What I try not to do when I’m working in this creative period, the cooking of the mess, is go to other peoples’ exhibitions and look at other peoples’ work. I close my eyes, and don’t want to know what anyone else is doing. Doing that has kind of ruined the creative process for me in the past, and I don’t want to let that happen again.”

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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