After recently dispelling the notion that both Gorillaz and Blur projects were history, frontman Damon Albarn has hinted that Gorillaz partner Jamie Hewlett may not be involved in the next album. In an interview with London publication ShortList, Albarn states that the musical element would remain the same without Hewlett, but Hewlett’s animated alter-ego, Murdoch would no longer be present.
“It was very much Jamie [Hewlett] did the visuals and I did the music. 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.”