Blur are back and the frontman Damon Albarn has confessed he is now feeling like a ‘sad 55-year-old’ in a new interview.
”I’m sad. I’m officially a sad 55-year-old.”
But the singer seems to have come to terms with his age, as he revealed:
”It’s okay being sad. It’s almost impossible not to have some sadness in your life by the age of 55.”
”If you’ve managed to get to 55, I can only speak because that’s as far as I’ve managed to get, and not have any sadness in your life, you’ve had a blessed, charmed life.”
Damon also went on to talk about his love of classical music and how whenever he hears anything with a move that leads towards sadness his ‘ear becomes keen’.
The band, which featured Damon, Alex James, 54, Graham Coxon, 54, and Dave Rowntree, 59, formed in 1988 and dominated the Brit pop scene, alongside rivals Oasis. The 90s band recently performed their headline shows at Wembley in the run up to their latest record The Ballad Of Darren which was released on Friday.
Speaking about the concerts, Damon confessed:
”The Sunday night was the best ever concert.”
Bassist Alex even felt emotional after the concert, as he revealed:
”I was doing live telly yesterday, and the person sitting next to me had been to the gig, and they said, “How was Wembley?” And she just started absolutely gushing and then I nearly started crying.”
Alex explained how a certain artist described the gig at Wembley as ‘four guys having a kick around the park, but the park was Wembley Stadium.’
‘It did feel like a pub gig, just the people going absolutely insane.’
The band also enjoyed seeing their fans faces as the show started in the daylight before going well on into the evening.