Last month, Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn said that he'd been making a new Gorillaz album on his iPad, which he hoped to release "before Christmas." Well, he wasn't messing with us. In fact, it looks like the new Gorillaz album just might be released on Christmas. For free. Your move, Radiohead!
Consequence of Sound points out that Albarn and Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett recently did an interview with Australia's Perth Now in which they laid out the plans for the still-untitled album. In that interview, Hewlett says, "At the moment, we've got an Advent calendar on our website, and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift. On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day, fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift."
Albarn continues, "I wanted to make sure that it came out at the end of the tour because I don't want anyone to think I'd tampered with it. I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before; I didn't prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America. If I left it until the New Year to release it, then the cynics out there would say, 'Oh well, it's been tampered with.' But if I put it out now, they'd know that I haven't done anything because I've been on tour ever since."
That's a lot of effort just to prove to the world that you recorded your album while on the road, but we'll take it! So now we know to carve out a few minutes away from our loved ones on Christmas to download this new Gorillaz album.
and that's that source