Damon Albarn Plotting New Albums from Gorillaz, the Good the Bad and the Queen
Published Oct 20, 2014Always dabbling in an astounding array of musical collaborations, Damon Albarn finally released his debut solo album Everyday Robots earlier this year. But the Blur frontman has already packed his schedule with new material from a couple of his most-beloved side-projects.
In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that a new Gorillaz album is in the works for 2016, marking the virtual band's first full-length since 2011's The Fall.
The busy musician is also trying to find time to record a new, "fully written" album with the Good the Bad and the Queen. It would mark the first album from the supergroup featuring Paul Simonon of the Clash, Simon Tong of the Verve, Tony Allen and Danger Mouse since their self-titled 2007 LP.
And while he divulged that he's currently working on a musical theatre adaptation of a children's book, Albarn was more hesitant to comment on any future plans for his iconic Britpop band Blur.
"I would imagine there's some kind of future," he told the paper. "But at the moment there's no time for the future — only the present. Who knows? I'm reluctant to say anything, because if I do, it just gets taken out of context and then I'm accused of being a wind-up."