Jamie Hewlett confirms new Gorillaz in the works for 2016

New year, new Gorillaz

Jamie Hewlett has let in on his and Damon Albarn’s plans to bring Gorillaz back to life next year.

As of yesterday, Hewlett hinted that they are working on the new album scheduled for next year, adding that what he has heard so far is “great”, and live shows will definitely happen. It is not confirmed who will guest star on the album, but musicians who have collaborated in the past include Snoop Dogg, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Shaun Ryder and James Murphy.

“We’re doing Gorillaz next year,” Hewlett said. “Damon has started making some music around all his other projects. I’m working on it at the moment and 2016 is going to be Gorillaz all year.”

Gorillaz haven’t released anything since 2011’s The Fall, so we’re excited to see and hear what’s in store for them.

Hewlett also mentioned that there would be changes made for the animated band, making for more interesting performances, but not saying much else.

“It’s going to change – I can’t tell you how,” he said yesterday. “But of course it’s going to be different, I can’t do what I’ve already done, that’s not interesting to me. In the same way Damon changes with his music and moves forward, I do the same. It’s going to be a different look.”

Jamie Hewlett has recently announced his first art exhibition called The Suggestionists. The exhibit will take place at The Saatchi Gallery in London from November 18 to December 2.