Damon Albarn gives update on Gorillaz new album progress

Albarn posed for a photo with fans too

Damon Albarn has given one lucky fan an update on progress on the hotly-anticipated new album from Gorillaz.

The animated band kickstarted a flurry of activity across their social media accounts last month, leading many fans to believe that the release of their album could be imminent. Then this week they shared the cover, pages and scenes from ‘The Book Of Noodle’, which so far tells the colourful story of the fictional band’s guitarist – picking up the adventure where they left off, after ‘Plastic Beach’.

Well, it looks like we may be waiting a little longer. Albarn recently posed for a photo with fans, before telling them that they would be working on the album for another two weeks ‘and then it’s finished’ – as revealed on Reddit:

Damon: Two weeks left of recording and the album’s finished [WITH PHOTO]

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The band’s fifth album and first since 2011’s ‘The Fall’ was originally due for release this year, but now looks set to drop net year after animator Jamie Hewlett said it was “really fuckin’ special” and “can’t be rushed”.

Back in July, Damon Albarn said: “Later in the year we’ll be starting to get the whole Gorillaz thing together. I’m loving it and it’s getting there. It should be ready fairly soon.”