Damon Albarn must be one of the busiest people in music. He isn't quite at the level of The Roots who perform every single weekday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as well as taking time to make albums and do their own separate projects but he's still pretty busy. He's also ridiculously indecisive. Blur are going back on hiatus, then they're recording new music. Gorillaz are not disappearing, and then they are. There's more flip flopping going on here than John Kerry in the 2004 US Presidential Election.

Luckily, Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett, has provided us with another change of tune while in New York promoting the US tour of his operatic adaptation of the 16th Century Chinese novel Journey To The West (which also inspired the brilliant 70s TV show Monkey). Despite costs associated with the project, and Blur being busy recording new music, Hewlett said that he and Albarn will return when the time is right.

Hewlett said:

So Damon's touring with Blur- he's doing a world tour with Blur at the moment and then they're working on a new album so there isn't really time for him, and I'm doing other stuff as well. So I think it's, um, we'll come back to it when the time's right... I believe there is a future for the Gorillaz. But Gorillaz is quite a complicated and expensive thing to produce. So, I think we need to wait a little bit to see what happens because usually in the music industry everything changes. And Damon's got a bunch of other things going on. We usually have a break for a few years in between each album anyway just to go off to do other stuff because it's quite intensive when you do one of those albums. I'm usually doing things for a few years nonstop, so it's good to go away and take a stop and do other stuff. But it also just depends. There needs to be a really smart idea behind each album, and we need to stay inspired. I think it's really more collective but not alone.

Luckily for us, 2-D, Murdoc and the rest of the band don't really have the ability to age (although they do have the ability to be possessed by Del The Funky Homosapien and then grow to an enormous size after eating polluted material in the ocean), which means this comeback could occur at any time!


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