If you either don’t follow the supergroup Gorillaz, or have been stuck on Mars with Matt Damon, then the news of the collective coming back with new music next year shouldn’t be a surprise. But, you should be very excited. In an interview with Rolling Stone the vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Damon Albarn speaks on the upcoming album from the simian group: “So far, it’s really fast, and it’s got quite a lot of energy. I’ve been stuck on piano, somewhere off Broadway, for years now. I want to go somewhere completely opposite of that.”
When asked to give a quick assessment of current stars in music, Albarn gave out these hot takes.
On Kanye West: “I think he’s pretty unique.”
On Taylor Swift: “Remarkable, but not unique.”
On Drake: “He’s not as consistent as he could be.”
On Future: “Really interesting, and sometimes exhilarating.”
On Rihanna: “Well, she’s on the cover of NME, so she must be cool.”