Damon Albarn joined Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1 to discuss about his work experience with other musicians like Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Gorillaz sports day and playing table tennis with Drake. He was asked about how he keeps himself ready for every work that comes his way.
It’s not an easy task to be prepared for every curveball that comes to you, but Damon seems prepared for it. He believes it all comes down to him being competitive. Competition is the essence of growth and we all know it, but Damon takes it a notch higher.
I’m a very competitive person, but when we were in Chile, which was our third gig in this year, I got… The reception was so insane that I kind of was elevated and taken back to about 1993 and I started to think it was a Blur gig in just the beginning of Brit pop. I started doing my jumps that I used to do and I completely… my right leg and I blipped my meniscus.
I’ve been in a whole world of pain really since then. It’s got much better now. Now that I’m threatened with having to have an operation on it when I get back from America, it’s miraculously got better.
So, someone who’s very competitive doesn’t really want to do a [Gorillaz] sports day when it could either… Because it was starting to get a bit better, which is only a month ago, it was starting to get a bit better so I didn’t want to kind of… My natural competitive spirit would force me to do things, and it wasn’t a particularly even playground either.
He is always ready to push himself up and this helps him keep up with himself. Challenging oneself is the toughest task. Damon Albarn thinks that it is easy for him because he has this ability to the core of his heart. Speaking with Matt Wilkinson Damon talked about playing table tennis with Drake.
He was disappointed that the same couldn’t take place, but he hopes it can happen some time soon. He loves being a performer and that’s a part of his job or the responsibility he has taken. His career has taken off in more ways than one can fathom. It would be interesting to see how long does this continue?
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