The Gorillaz are putting together a new album and to lead up to it, they’ve released a digital story called The Book of Russel, a story about Russel and what he’s been up to since 2010’s Plastic Beach.
The Book of Russel tells the story of how Russel rescued Noodle from the attack on Plastic Beach, but after being mistaken for a whale and harpooned, they were separated. Russel ends up in North Korea and becomes a local celebrity after locals concluded that he is Godzilla. After Russel returns to normal size (thanks to poor food rations), he is released and makes his way back to England and reconnects with Noodle. The book ends with “The band was getting back together.”
What a rollercoaster!