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Watch Footage of Gorillaz in the Studio

Damon Albarn promised a new Gorillaz album would be aimed for release this year and by the looks of collaborator Jamie Hewlett’s Instagram account, work is well underway for its 2016 release.

Little details are known other than a few teases from Jamie Hewlett and coy interviews from Damon Albarn. Below are a couple more teases, the first one features Albarn working alongside legendary French composer Jean Michel-Jarre, producer Twilite Tone, and singer-songwriter Liam Bailey; unfortunately, the video is without sound. The second clip sees Twilite and Bailey goofing around.One of France’s most celebrated musicians, Jarre is known for pioneering electronic, ambient, and new-age genres. After an extensive period away from music, Jarre recently returned with a pair of Electronica collaborative albums featuring everyone from Tangerine Dream, to Massive Attack, to Hans Zimmer.Twilite is a Grammy-nominated producer who’s worked extensively with Kanye West, while Bailey penned Chase and Status’ hit single Blind Faith and has also worked with DJ Fresh and Shy FX.

Not counting the iPad-recorded LP The Fall, Gorillaz’s last studio album came in the form of 2010’s Plastic Beach. Along with the in-studio footage, Hewlett continues to post new artwork of the band’s cartoon characters which you can check out here. We’ll make sure to keep you updated on all things Gorillaz.

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