July 23, 2008 -
Albarn and Jamie Hewlett name next project
70 songs are written for follow-up to
Damon after the premiere of Monkey: Journey To The West in
Manchester (photo source:
Damon Albarn and
Jamie Hewlett – the duo behind animated band
Gorillaz and the opera 'Monkey: Journey To The
West', have revealed details of their next
explained that the project will be named 'Carousel',
and will be a film and stage project that Albarn
has written around 70 songs for so far.
The visual artist told the
Observer: "['Carousel'] is
even bigger and more difficult than 'Monkey'.
I've done a lot of visuals and Damon's done a
lot of music but we haven’t figured out how they’re going to
"It's sort of like a film but
not with one narrative story. There's many stories, told
around a bigger story, set to music, and done in live action,
animation, all different styles.
"Originally it was a film but
now we think it's a film and it's a stage thing as well.
Damon's written around 70 songs for it, and
I've got great plans for the visuals."