This is it, fellow fans. The moment we all feared has finally come. This is an interview to Damon Albarn:
Among the first products of Albarn’s rebirth was Gorillaz, the project fronted by four cartoon characters and created in collaboration withJamie Hewlett, the artist with whom he shared a house in between the end of his relationship with Frischmann and the decisive start of his life with Winstanley. To date, four albums, smattered with such wildly diverse guests as Shaun Ryder and Lou Reed, have been released under that name, and brought Albarn success often even greater than he enjoyed with Blur: certainly, Gorillaz has taken him much closer to the American mainstream than his first band ever managed.
“Gorillaz was a really wonderful, spontaneous thing,” he says. “It started with two people sitting on a sofa, going, ‘Let’s make a band.’
‘All right, I’ll go into my studio and draw some characters.’
‘I’ll go in mine and make a tune, and we’ll put them together.’”
Which brings us to another of today’s revelations. Will there be more Gorillaz music?
That’s a shame. Do you feel you’re done?
“Jamie does, which is fair enough. I think we were at cross purposes somewhat on that last record, which is a shame. So until a time comes when that knot has been untied…”
The project’s demise, he says, is a “long story”, which seems to have reached a head in 2010, when Gorillaz toured as a huge band, and Hewlett’s visuals were not nearly as central to the show as they had been. “It was one of those things,” Albarn says. “The music and the videos weren’t working as well together, but I felt we’d made a really good record, and I was into it. So we went and played it.”
So are you and Hewlett talking? Did you fall out?
“Erm… well, that sounds very juvenile, doesn’t it? But being juvenile about it, it happens. It’s a shame.”
You can read more about Damon in here.
This is really sad. And right now I feel I could cry my eyes out. But it's only fair. They've done a GREAT FUCKING JOB making people happy!! NOW DID THEY?? And we all have to thank them for that!!
This is gonna be hard. So hard.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORDELFUL YEARS!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!