We knew Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett were working on a new Gorillaz album back in September, and now Hewlett has confirmed that the follow-up to 2010’s Plastic Beach will be out next year. He stated the following in an interview with DIY:
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.
Hewlett made a similar statement back in January. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.