James Ellis Ford recently joined in for an interview with NME when spoke about Blur’s upcoming album.
It was noted that he teamed up with Damon Albarn again by producing Blur’s upcoming album ‘The Ballad of Darren’ and was asked about his experience.
Here is what he said:
“Working with Blur was a dream come true for me. I’d already worked on Gorillaz with Damon and the Waeve with Graham [Coxon, Blur guitarist], but working with Blur was a whole different beast. As a longtime fan, they didn’t disappoint. The process was as chaotic, hilarious, and beautiful as I hoped it would be. I’m very proud of the record we made. It was fascinating to see how the individual parts come together to make something that is uniquely them.”
Meanwhile, Alex James revealed that he cried when Blur sold out Wembley Stadium in two minutes.
The 54-year-old bassist had no idea if anyone was still “interested” in the ‘Narcissist’ group – whose last headline shows came in 2015 – so was “really emotional” when he was told demand for the huge gig was so big, a second night would be added.
He told Red magazine:
“You never really know until you put a show on sale if anyone is interested. It’s really emotional.
“I’m absolutely delighted that it’s all back on and I love them all dearly like brothers.”
Blur recently embarked on a number of warm-up gigs but before their summer shows, which include festival appearances in Spain and France, and a headline gig in Dublin, Alex is hoping to lose some weight by cutting back on his beloved cheese.