Damon Albarn has revealed that the new Gorillaz album available as a "free" download* on Christmas Day will be called The Fall. Albarn revealed the title of the album during an interview with Sydney, Australia radio station Triple J.
The album was recorded in hotel rooms on Albarn’s iPad during the Gorillaz tour of the US in October. "I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad," Albarn said in November.
The new record is named after the autumn season in which it was written. "I wrote it in October," he explained. "I didn't want to call it October because U2 had already used that. Although I like the word October, I like the month, I like the feeling."
Albarn will make a video of a track from The Fall available through an advent calendar on the band's website on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning the entire album will be offered as a free download* – for one day only.
Albarn confirmed that Gorillaz is taking a break following the completion of its world tour which ends in New Zealand on December 21, in time for the festive holidays. "I'm putting [Gorillaz] back in a box for a while," he said. "Just putting it back on the shelf."
Any subsequent iPad Gorillaz album may be called Christmas Vacation.
(*For Official Fan Club members only.)