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Gorillaz go Pop

Damon Albarn, the voice behind Gorillaz, has spoken about the new album. It’s going to be called ‘Plastic Beach’, although the title was originally penciled in as being Carousel, because the tunes were about the folklore and myths of Britain. Things have since been moved to a “different place” to keep it Gorillaz. Equally as intriguingly, Albarn explained to Paul Morley how the album is going to be the poppiest thing he’s ever done, as a direct counter to the effects of the X-Factor’s chart humping: "I'm making this album the most pop record I've ever made in many ways, but with all my experience to present something with some depth to it… I've tried to connect pop sensibility with trying to make people understand the essential melancholy of buying a ready made meal in loads of plastic packaging. People who watch X Factor might have some emotional connection to these things, that detritus that accompanies what seems the most essential thing in people's lives these days, the celebrity, the voyeurism." That wasn’t the first time in the interview that Albarn said melancholy, so that might be a key part.

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