Gorillaz founder Jamie Hewlett says new project can’t be rushed ’cause it’s “really f’in special yo”
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 15 years since Gorillaz broke into the U.S. music scene.
What started out in the UK back in 1998 as a ‘virtual band’ of cartoon characters has blossomed into an icon of creativity that has crossed over to all lovers of music. We say that because [what] many don’t know is that they broke onto the music scene at alternative radio. Q101 in Chicago was one of the first to ever play them. Yes, Q101 is part of the Clubhead TV family here along with WBMX and our AM radio station WCKG.
Gorillaz have sold millions of albums since 1998 and won a Grammy in between of all that. The anticipation has been high of their next release which was due in 2016 however, one-half of the band’s creators Jamie Hewlett took to the “band’s” North American Instagram account with the following news (see below).
WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can't be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And….Jamie follows us. So….you got something to say to him and don't wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping. #JamieHewlett #JamieSaid #ThoseWords #FuckinAye #Gorillaz #Gorillaz2017 #ThisIsNotOurFace #WeTookThePic #HalfOfUsWasThere #OtherHalfInMontreal #Explanations #DidWeMention #JamieWasMadCool #Animated #Friendly #GangstaToo #HisShow #HisArt #SoCool #Go #IfYouCan