The band formed by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn are about to release a new album and according to recent rumors and hints by Hewlett the new record might feature a track (or more) by the late David Bowie. These rumors were dismissed after Bowies death. But new hints point to a collaboration, suggesting that Bowie had worked with them before his death. First there was an image of a Gorillaz cartoon figure holding the cover of Hunky Dory and recently Hewlett released a picture on Instagram depicting Bowie with the caption Bad Bowie. Considering the level of secrecy of David Bowie prior to his death this might well be true, thus fulfilling the promise that there is a lot more to come from Bowie after his death. Damon Albarn the frontman of Blur and one of the founders of Gorillaz performed with Bowie singing “Fashion” and for the track “M.O.R” Blur drew inspiration from “Boys Keep Swinging” and “Fantastic Voyage”. After his death Damon Albarn said Bowie “has such a profound effect on my life, I don´t know where to start”. Judging from the images God, Bowie, Albarn and Hewlett only know whether the rumors of a collaboration are true or whether the new Gorillaz album is just a heartfelt tribute to David Bowie.
Carlos Tomé Sousa