Fifth LP is rumoured to be on the way
Gorillaz have increased speculation that they are readying a new album with a mysterious GIF.
Damon Albarn’s 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. They were at it again earlier this week, revealing ‘The Book Of Noodle’ multimedia project.
This afternoon (October 6) the band’s Twitter page posted a GIF that featured a rotating bike helmet, along with a caption that included an eyes emoji. See that below.
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 next 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.”
Speaking of the new Gorillaz album in 2015, Albarn also said, “So far, it’s really fast, and it’s got quite a lot of energy. I’ve been stuck on piano, somewhere off Broadway, for years now. I want to go somewhere completely opposite of that.”
Vic Mensa was also recently pictured in the studio with Albarn. Producer Remi Kabaka, a frequent Gorillaz collaborator who provides the voice of fictional band member Russel Hobbs, shared a photo of Mensa in the studio on Instagram (May 17).