Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett Name Next Project – ‘Carousel’

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 collaborative project.

Hewlett 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 fit together.

"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."

Source NME

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