The other day, Gorillaz member Jamie Hewlett revealed that Gorillaz planned to release their new album in 2016.

Now, Damon Albarn - aka 2D - has confirmed that work on the album is underway, and that it's 'really fast' and 'it's got quite a lot of energy.'

Albarn told Rolling Stone that he was looking forward to changing things up after spending the last while writing the music for a new stage musical of Alice in Wonderland, called ''

"I'm in the very early days on a new Gorillaz record," he said. "So far, it's really fast, and it's got quite a lot of energy. I've been stuck on piano, somewhere off Broadway, for years now. I want to go somewhere completely opposite of that."

Meanwhile, animator Hewlett told NME that the band's visual look will also be altered for their fifth album. "It's going to change – I can't tell you how," he said. "But of course it's going to be different, I can't do what I've already done, that’s not interesting to me. In the same way Damon changes with his music and moves forward, I do the same. It's going to be a different look."