After nearly six years of radio silence, Gorillaz returned last year with a massive comeback campaign behind their fifth studio album, Humanz. Naturally, fans wondered whether another prolonged hiatus was ahead for more new music from the English virtual band.
Following the album’s acclaimed release, while the group was deep into their Humanz world tour, a surprising reveal came when front man Damon Albarn let slip in a series of interviews that they had enough material to fill several albums. At the end of 2017, the group’s illustrator Jamie Hewlett confirmed the hype to a German art book publisher.
“We’re working on another Gorilllaz album that we’re going to be releasing next year,” Hewlett said.
Gorillaz fans can now finally rejoice for that album has received a title and release date. The album fate, known as The Now Now, seemed shaky when Albarn recently lost his laptop in the back of a cab, containing the record’s master copy. With the device successfully returned, and presumably without any new Gorillaz materials leaked, we’re in for a treat this summer as the world’s favorite semi-animated electronic band returns with their sixth studio LP.
— Damon Albarn (@DamonUnofficial) May 26, 2018