Damon Albarn Says Blur Release Not Likely in Near Future
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.24.2014
He "can't foresee" it...
Damon Albarn says that a new Blur album isn't likely to come any time in the near future. The band's frontman told Rolling Stone ahead of the release of his debut solo album on April 28th that it wasn't likely that a new album would be able to be finished any time soon. The group had done some recording together and released three standalone singles.
Albarn said of the band, "It's a big part of my life. I'll never abandon the spirit of it ever. It's kind of in me. There is material. But I can't foresee us in the near future being in a position to finish it. We're just all doing other stuff."
As to the status of Gorillaz, he said, "Apart from the visuals, I am Gorillaz. I am the recording when it comes to Gorillaz. It's complicated since it's just me. Just because I was a cartoon... There's no difference, really... It's a bit embarrassing for me to say 'yes' or 'no' about stuff that's my stuff anyway. I just don't see it like that. I've been playing Gorillaz songs in rehearsal and some of them sound really fresh, so I'll definitely be playing them on my tour. So, is Gorillaz here or is it not here? What makes Gorillaz? We always have different musicians when we play live. The only constant thing, I suppose, is myself. And I'm still here. Is my new album, in a way, a Gorillaz record? It's not, but that sounds... I've dug myself into an enormous hole now, haven't I? Sorry."