The Gorillaz have been teasing new music release dates. Initially they said that we can expect their new album sometime in 2016, but now the Gorillaz comic book artist Jamie Hewlett confirmed the release for 2017.
The reason for the wait is explained, with the help of some f-bombs, in this Gorillaz Instagram post:
WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can't be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And….Jamie follows us. So….you got something to say to him and don't wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping. #JamieHewlett #JamieSaid #ThoseWords #FuckinAye #Gorillaz #Gorillaz2017 #ThisIsNotOurFace #WeTookThePic #HalfOfUsWasThere #OtherHalfInMontreal #Explanations #DidWeMention #JamieWasMadCool #Animated #Friendly #GangstaToo #HisShow #HisArt #SoCool #Go #IfYouCan
What you need to take from that is “new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special” and “Can’t be rushed. 2017, yo.”. Clearly, this added suspense is going to lead to something special, so special that they needed to drop f-bombs all over the place to emphasis its special-ness.