In an interview with Australia’s Perth Now, Albarn’s Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett spilled the beans about the album, which will be made available on the band’s website as the ultimate prize on Gorillaz Advent Calendar. “On Christmas Eve, a video for one of the new songs from the iPad album will be released,” Hewlett said. “Then, on Christmas Day fans get the whole album downloaded to their computer for free as a gift.”
Albarn previously said that the unnamed album was inspired by America, during Gorillaz recent North American tour. “It sounds like an English voice that has been put through a vocoder of America,” he told NME.