Bandmate Damon Albarn first spoke of restarting Gorillaz way back in 2012, initially without Hewlett. However, by the time it finally got going last summer Hewlett was on board, and told DIY in October 2015:
“I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well, I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation. What I try not to do when I’m working in this creative period, the cooking of the mess, is go to other peoples’ exhibitions and look at other peoples’ work.”
“I close my eyes, and don’t want to know what anyone else is doing. Doing that has kind of ruined the creative process for me in the past, and I don’t want to let that happen again.”
Gorillaz were last active in 2011 with their fourth LP ‘The Fall‘.
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