The band also reveal Morrissey turned down an appearance on new album Humanz.

Gorillaz’ animator Jamie Hewlett is working on a new 10-episode TV series about the band.

Speaking to Q magazine, Hewlett revealed that the project is in the works, along with new artwork, tour merchandise, a clothing line and visuals.

Gorillaz also unveiled a list of artists who turned down the opportunity to contribute to their new album, which includes Sade, Morrissey and Dionne Warwick. Humanz is not a political statement about Trump – it’s about a world in which he could get elected,” Damon Albarn goes on to say, explaining the album title. “Where are we as a race? Why haven’t we grown out of this? Putting the Z on the end is not a hip-hop statement, it’s more like an android Z. Are we human beings or just humanz? What the fuck is wrong with us?”

Elsewhere in the same interview, Albarn confirmed that he is working on a new record with his supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen. He explained that they have been working on the record for the past three years, but said “Brexit has obviously given us a wonderful starting point.”

Earlier this month, Humanz collaborator Pusha T explained that when Albarn initially asked him to contribute last year, he told him “to conceptualize the album, you know, like the album’s a party for the end of the world, like if Trump were to win.”

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