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Gorillaz’s “really fuckin’ special” new album due out in 2017

on June 12, 2016, 11:45am

For the last several months, Damon Albarn has been holed up in the studio working on a new Gorillaz album. The initial plan was for a 2016 release — however, according to collaborator Jamie Hewlett, the “really fuckin’ special” album can’t be rushed and won’t be ready until 2017.

Hewlett provided the update to Gorillaz fan page GorillazNorthAmerica.

WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can't be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And….Jamie follows us. So….you got something to say to him and don't wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping. #JamieHewlett #JamieSaid #ThoseWords #FuckinAye #Gorillaz #Gorillaz2017 #ThisIsNotOurFace #WeTookThePic #HalfOfUsWasThere #OtherHalfInMontreal #Explanations #DidWeMention #JamieWasMadCool #Animated #Friendly #GangstaToo #HisShow #HisArt #SoCool #Go #IfYouCan

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The as-yet-untitled LP will mark Gorillaz’s fifth full-length release and the follow-up to 2010’s The Fall. While many details about the new album remain secret, we do know Albarn has worked with the likes of legendary French composer Jean Michel-Jarre, producer Twilite Tone, singer-songwriter Liam Bailey, and Chicago rapper Vic Mensa.

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