The American soul duo – comprised of CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse – have completed a good chunk of their first album in nine years.
In an interview with DJ Booth magazine, CeeLo shared: “We have already started on a new [Gnarls Barkley] album.
“We’re halfway in and we have some overtures from the other projects that may not have stood the test of time, we don’t know yet.”
Speaking about the little time they’ve had to work on the songs,
the 43-year-old songwriter explained: “That’s pretty much all the time we had to do ‘St. Elsewhere’ because we were heating up around that time.
“We were doing something recreationally.”
It comes after Danger Mouse said a Gnarls Barkley’s reunion was derailed by the election of President Donald Trump.
The 39-year-old producer – whose real name is Brian Joseph Burton – was all set to meet up with his CeeLo to set the ball rolling to make their musical comeback on January 20, the day the US Republican was voted in.
However, their plans fell apart as Danger Mouse watched the events unfold on TV.
He said at the time: “The last time we saw each other was the day before the election in Los Angeles.
“And we were supposed to meet the next day and I was like, ‘this thing will be over with by seven West Coast time. I’ll see you around eight or nine or something.’ I was drinking heavily on a couch by myself staring at the TV at that time. I don’t even know where he was.”
The pair collaborated on the 2006 album ‘St. Elsewhere’ as well as 2008’s ‘The Odd Couple’ and although CeeLo was busy working on solo material and ‘The Voice’ while Danger Mouse was producing music for artists including A$AP Rocky, CeeLo said in 2015, he was keen for them to make another record.
Asked if he’d spoken to Danger Mouse at the time, he said: “I just talked to him last night. I told him, ‘This is the next thing we should do’. I know he’s about to do the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album. I hope he does great with that, but I said, ‘Hey, I need you to be able to split your attention. We need another Gnarls album, and so do the people.'”