Damon Albarn states that 2023 is his year. Through all of the very odd coincidences that 23 have in his life, he feels that it must be a sign from beyond that this will be the year that he shakes it off and gets back to where he’s supposed to be.
He recently said: “My daughter’s 23 as well. All those 23s must mean something . . . good or bad!”
Missy Albarn and Damon Albarn arriving to the Burberry Autumn Winter 2023 show during London Fashion Week (Photo by Dave Benett) pic.twitter.com/XPff2ngz11
— Damon Albarn Unofficial (@DamonUnofficial) February 21, 2023
As reported by The Sun, There will be upcoming gigs for both Blur and the Gorillaz and he’s ready to take on both bands at the same time as he says: “I’ve been having a good run with my songwriting. Though, to be fair, the creative juices have never really gone away. I just enjoy what I do. I have genuinely found my vocation and I’ll keep going until I can’t do it any more.”
Damon also speaks a bit on other artists as he takes a little jab at Bad Bunny, but it seems more loving than anything: “Bad Bunny’s the real deal. He’s got one of those annoying voices which is exactly right every time. So accurate and so consistent, it’s amazing. When I hear people like him, I think, ‘If I could sing like that, I would be the biggest artist in the world, but I can’t, so I’m not!’”
The reason for bringing up Bunny is because he will be on the eight studio album from the Gorillaz, Cracker Island which is full of guests.
Also on Cracker Island, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks lends gorgeously sultry vocals to Oil while Thundercat strikes up a handsome bass groove and sings on the scene-setting title track.
Other contributions also come from Tame Impala, rapper Bootie Brown, Beck and one-time Amy Winehouse backing singer Adeleye Omotayo.