After announcing in early November that he had been working on a new Gorillaz album in the midst of their huge North American tour, Damon Albarn has revealed the new album will hopefully be out before Christmas. Albarn has also told NME that he recorded the new album on his iPad. Previously a big technophobe, this comes as a bit of a surprise for Albarn - but, as he told NME, “I've made it on an iPad – I hope I'll be making the first record on an iPad. I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I've made a completely different kind of record.” He also noted that he definitely wants the album out before Christmas. This also comes a shock as the previous album, March 2010's Plastic Beach, came out after a five-year hiatus. Now he's trying to tell us that only nine months later, a new album is almost complete? Insanity. Albarn recently noted that the new album would be very different and have a definitive American feel to it. “It’s basically a tour-diary as a record," he professed. "I guess it’s my love-letter to America.” Stay tuned for more info. In the meantime check out this great video that outlines the recent Gorillaz story.