Damon Albarn tells fan Gorillaz LP is 'finished'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 February 2017
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn has reportedly updated a fan on the progress of their long-awaited fifth studio album, which he says is completed

Damon Albarn has told a fan that Gorillaz' new album is complete and they are "rehearsing" for live shows.

The 48-year-old singer has been keeping tight-lipped about his and Jamie Hewlett's animated group's new record, which would follow the release of their first song in six years, 'Hallelujah Money', which was released the night before President Donald Trump's Inauguration at The White House on January 20.

However, he reportedly told a super fan - who goes under the Twitter handle, @_JackWinstanley - that they've finished their follow-up to 2011's 'The Fall'.

In a series of tweets alongside a picture of him and the Blur singer, he wrote: "DAMON F***ING ALBARN ... he told me he'd got a new hat for the gorillaz tour and started dancing I'm literally crying ... he says they've finished the album and they're rehearsing right now!! :) (sic)"

The 'Feel Good Inc' hitmakers launched a new Instagram account and website in September and the first post on the photo-sharing app was about their old EP and 2000's 'Tomorrow Comes Today' from their self-titled debut LP.

The post read: "Tomorrow Comes Today. The 4 track EP which first unleashed Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D onto an unsuspecting world. Released in 2000. (sic)"

The lyrics include: "I have thought that the best way to protect our tree is by building walls."

The group - which features the characters Murdoc, 2D, Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - also posted a picture of the words "THE END ... until next time (sic)" on their Twitter page, with many fans believing it was a cryptic message about their new record.

Blur frontman Damon has been recording fresh material since last September, and recently hinted that he might use songs Adele, 28, rejected on the new record.

When asked if he plans on using material recorded with the 'Hello' hitmaker, he said: "I never waste anything."

It was recently revealed that De La Soul have worked on a song for the record along with Snoop Dogg.

The virtual band was conceived by Damon, 38, and visual artist Jamie, also 38, in 1998.

None of the personas are reflective of the real life musicians involved in the project.

Over the years a number of guest singers have worked with Gorillaz including Shaun Ryder - whose track 'DARE' was the group's only UK number one - Mod Def and Gruff Rhys.

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