It seems like every couple of months there’s a new rumor about the Gorillaz and when they will release a brand new album or if they will even release a new one. During the weekend (Sunday, June 12, to be exact), it was all but confirmed that the virtual group is leaning towards a 2017 release date. According to a fan-run Instagram account, GorillazNorthAmerica, co-creator, Jamie Hewlett, confirmed the news himself.
“We got Jamie news! This here is HIM and our friend, Linda. Jamie says new Gorillaz is special, really f****n special. Can’t be rushed. 2017, yo,” the caption on the Instagram post reads. This isn’t the first time Hewlett has spoken about the band’s status or about a new album. Back in January 2015, he confirmed that the band was back in action. Then, in the fall, it was confirmed that they were working on some new tunes. While we wait for some more information, check out the full update directly from GorillazNorthAmerica’s Instagram post below.
The Gorillaz last release was 2011’s The Fall.