Damon Albarn has shared a second tune from his forthcoming solo album, Everyday Robots. The new song, ‘Heavy Seas of Love,’ is the final track on his debut, which is due out April 28, 2014. Listen to the song below. Filmmakers can even enter the Tribeca Film Festival’s contest to create an accompanying interactive music film. Details of the contest can be found here.
‘Heavy Seas of Love’ is the second song to be revealed from Albarn’s album. Our first taste was the title track, ‘Everyday Robots,’ which you can watch below. The video is a ‘digital portrait’ of the singer using CGI software as well as cranial scans. Plus, it features Albarn’s integral gold tooth. The video was directed by Aitor Throup.
If you are hoping for another sample of the new record, check out Albarn performing, ‘Lonely Press Play’ at YouTube’s pop-up venue at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19. The invitation-only performance included acoustic versions of five new songs and one track each by Gorillaz and Blur.
Damon Albarn will appear alongside Haim and the National at the first BBC Radio 6 Music Festival on Friday, February 28 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. The singer told Steve Lamacq that he hopes to play the solo record in its entirety with several unexpected selections from his varied career. Albarn will also headline the Latitude festival in the summer.
In the meantime, Blur might not be missing their lead singer for long. A new contender for frontman has made himself known. Ritch Ames found this undiscovered talent, who, as you can see from the video below, fits right in with the band. Ames has revealed that his discovery is ‘the second barrier from the right as you enter Canary Wharf tube,’ and he even notes that the barrier is in the right key. As Stephen Colbert said, ‘I really love that ‘woo-hoo’ song.’