Albarn and Hewlett first conceived the Gorillaz idea back in 1998, with Hewlett’s inspired art helping to redefine what it meant to be a band in the post-MTV generation world.
But now Albarn has told Shortlist a new Gorillaz album could be made without Hewlett on board, as the artist concentrates on new projects.
“It was very much Jamie did the visuals and I did the music,” he said. “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.”
“Jamie wants to do other things and I understand. 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.”Just Published: