Damon Albarn isn’t a name you hear too often. What you do hear very often are the bands Blur and Gorillaz. That’s right, Damon is a man of many talents and has been in both bands. So, which of these bands will we see come out on top as the world begins to re-open. Mick Jagger Allegedly ‘Ripped Off’ Big Name For Money.
Damon Albarn has been hard at work throughout the entire length of the pandemic as it seems that he has been non-stop working on new music. In fact, Damon just released a new song that has been praised.
On Damon’s newest title track from his second solo album ‘The Nearer The Fountain, The More Pure The Stream Flows’, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman pensively pines over “the beautiful past, left so desolate now – when youth seemed immortal, so sweet it did weave heaven’s halo around you”. ‘Parklife’ it ain’t.
Damon had the following to say about coming out of the pandemic: “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”
Via NME, they recently interviewed Damon Albarn via Zoom to talk about his adventurous new album, returning to Glastonbury, Boris Johnson and co.’s dangerous behavior, and what’s next for Blur and Gorillaz.
NME: “Hello Damon. How have you been?”
Damon Albarn: “I’m good, thank you. I’m very busy but I’m hanging in there. Throughout all of this, I’ve just carried on making music. Obviously I’m desperate to go out there and play some gigs, but I was thinking maybe we should play at half-time at football matches? Or in between races at Epsom? We could all get a go, then. There’s a lot of sport going on. Then again I mustn’t grumble, being a Chelsea fan!”
It looks like we could see Damon come back with Blur or Gorillaz. My bet would be more-so on Gorillaz, but you never know.