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- Posted on Dec 9th 2010 12:15PM by Matt Glazebrook
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"I wanted to make sure that it came out at the end of the tour because I don't want anyone to think I'd tampered with it," the sometime-Blur-star told Perth Now. "I literally made it on the road in America over a month. I didn't write it before; I didn't prepare it. I just did it day by day as a kind of diary of my experience in America."
As for the fact it's only nine months since the last Gorillaz album, Albarn explained, "If I left it until the New Year to release it, then the cynics out there would say, 'Oh well, it's been tampered with.' But if I put it out now, they'd know that I haven't done anything because I've been on tour ever since."
According to Hewlett, fans should stay tuned to Gorillaz.com to get their hands on the as-yet-untitled record. "At the moment, we've got an advent calendar on our website, and there is a daily door that opens to reveal a gift," said the comic book artist. "On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released. Then, on Christmas Day, fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift."