Damon Albarn is bringing his band Gorillaz out of retirement for a sixth album, just months after announcing the Clint Eastwood hitmakers were finished for good.
The former Blur frontman reveals he and co-creator Jamie Hewlett spent the summer (08) concocting a change in direction for the animated group.
He tells CBC News, "We came back from summer holidays and realised we could do exactly what we wanted to do with Gorillaz. Essentially, (animator) Jamie just had to agree to draw the characters again. 'Cause I just do what I do anyway. We're not entirely certain (what direction the album will take); we generally just go with our gut."
Hewlett adds: "I'm so f**king bored of drawing those characters. But then we had a moment where we had a new angle on it... I'm gonna adapt them."