Damon Albarn Hints At Gorillaz Album Without Jamie Hewlett

Damon Albarn has hinted that there could be another Gorillaz album without his partner Jamie Hewlett.

Damon Albarn Hints At Gorillaz Album Without Jamie Hewlett
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Damon Albarn has hinted that there could be another Gorillaz album without his partner Jamie Hewlett. Speaking in an interview with Shortlist, Albarn said that nothing would change musically if he went ahead and made a record without Hewlett, but that there would be no cartoon element in the form of Murdoc. He said: "It was very much Jamie [Hewlett] did the visuals and I did the music. The music won't change, so there could be another Gorillaz record tomorrow. It wouldn't necessarily have Murdoc - the cartoon aspect to it - but musically, no, nothing's changed whatsoever." Albarn also denied that Gorillaz was finished as a project, adding that when he and partner Jamie Hewlett reconciled after their recent fallout, they'd make another album. "Jamie wants to do other things and I understand," he said. "But you never know, in a few years he might have a burning desire to draw those pictures again, and as soon as he does that, as far as I'm concerned, there could be another Gorillaz album." Albarn recently backtracked on comments had made suggesting that both Blur and Gorillaz were over. The singer was recently quoted as saying that it is "unlikely" that there will be any more new material from Gorillaz and that Blur's Hyde Park gig this summer might be the band's final show. Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    AaronianKenrod
    Without Jamie gorillaz is essentially another one of damon's almost-solo-but-not-quite collaborations, I think it'd be a shame to lose the other half. After every gorillaz album Damon has said there won't be any more, but 4/5 years later there's usually another one.
    AaronianKenrod
    CronoMagus wrote: It was cool at first but Im not really caring about the cartoon aspect anymore. Even the musical aspect of Gorillaz died out a bit after I heard Plastic Beach. Meh album.
    really? it's my favourite
    CronoMagus
    It was cool at first but Im not really caring about the cartoon aspect anymore. Even the musical aspect of Gorillaz died out a bit after I heard Plastic Beach. Meh album.
    Jau_Peacecraft
    Crono is correct about Plastic Beach. It lacks a coherent image like the past two albums (especially Demon Days; even D-Sides raised the bar in areas), & even if you strip away the few songs that aren't melancholic (songs like sweepstakes, which while good, sticks out; super fast jelly fish, easily the only truly horrible original song they've made), & make the album more consistent, the quality of the past two releases still slightly outpace the quantity of Plastic Beach (even though I still like the album). I haven't heard the fall just yet (mainly out of disappointment with PB), but I wouldn't be shocked if the Gorillaz were on their way out quality wise despite involved parties being capable of great music. I would be very dissapointed to see the animation aspect gone as it adds to the identity of the band. I'd rather the Gorillaz make one last good album & calling it officially a day or at least a solid hiatus.