Damon Albarn, the mastermind behind Gorillaz, almost cost his band millions in intellectual property after he recently left a copy of the group’s unreleased album in the back of a taxi.
According to The Mirror, Albarn accidentally left behind his laptop containing a master copy of new Gorillaz music in a taxi after a night out at the Groucho Club in London. According to a source, the laptop also contained “expensive visuals” that regularly accompany the virtual band. “The laptop’s contents are priceless,” said the source.
According to the source, who presumably listened to the album, the project is a “really personal project” and is “very politically charged,” mentioning that a lot of Albarn’s “opinions on Brexit filter through it.”
Albarn ultimately managed to retrieve the lost laptop. “It was a massive relief for everyone involved in the project,” said the source.
The Gorillaz album in question may in fact be the recently announced LP set for release this year. Their most recent album, ‘Humanz’, was released in 2017 and garnered the group a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for the track ‘Andromeda’ featuring German rapper DRAM.
Watch the video for the Gorillaz track ‘Garage Palace,’ featuring Little Simz, off the Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Humanz’ below.
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