The Good, the Bad & the Queen Unveil New Album
The Damon Albarn-led supergroup's 'Merrie Land' arrives this fall
An advertisement in long-running UK music mag Uncut reportedly revealed that the album is called Merrie Land and that it will arrive on November 16, Consequence of Sound points out.
While the band themselves have yet to officially confirm the news, you can see an image of the ad below via a fan account for the Good, the Bad & the Queen.
👀 MERRIE LAND 👀— thegoodthebad&thequeen (@TGTBTQUEEN) October 18, 2018
It's listed on Amazon.
Release date: November 16.
(thank you @gorillaz_club for the heads up)#thegoodthebadandthequeen #tgtbtq #damonalbarn #gorillaz #tonyallen #paulsimonon #simontong #tonyvisconti https://t.co/E7VyNsW1jp pic.twitter.com/SQMigZdqpT
Visconti previously revealed that work began on the project in the middle of 2017.
"We're about two-thirds of the way through and taking a break, as Damon is off on a Gorillaz tour, but we will resume in April and it will be probably be out before next Christmas," he told the Irish Times back in January. "It's a great album and I think people will be very impressed with it."
Albarn has also been hinting at the follow-up to the group's 2007 self-titled debut for a few years now. As previously reported, he said that the record was "fully written" back in 2014. Last year, Albarn elaborated on the inspiration behind the new material, explaining, "Brexit has obviously given us a wonderful starting point."
"It's an ode to the North of England, bizarrely," Albarn told NME last year. "It's sort of set in Blackpool, between Starr Gate and [historic pub] Uncle Tom's Cabin, if you want to be geographically precise."
As of yet, the Good, the Bad & the Queen have not confirmed the news, but expect an official announcement from the band before long.