Blur frontman Damon Albarn talks about reuniting the band, Gorillaz’s new music and UK politics
‘When that happens I’ll be wearing makeup’: Blur frontman Damon Albarn discusses possible band reunion, new Gorillaz music and UK politics
He is known to be the frontman of the rock band Blur.
And Damon Albarn didn’t stop the idea of ââa band reunion in an interview with NME.
Although the London-based band never officially parted ways, they have been on hiatus since touring The Magic Whip in 2015, where they promoted their eighth album.
“When that happens, I’ll be wearing makeup”: Blur frontman Damon Albarn didn’t rule out a group reunion with Blur (pictured above in 2015, Damon center)
The musician, 53, admitted that despite being very busy, nothing is excluded – but does not want to “force” the reunion on anyone unnecessarily.
âWhen that happens, I’ll be wearing makeup. When it is wanted, I will do it, âhe declared.
The singer-songwriter, who arrived on the music scene in 1998 when Blur was formed, is also a member of the alternative group Gorillaz.
Damon is convinced the music is “sick” – and has been left behind the line since the pandemic began – but he’s optimistic about Gorillaz’s new music.
Music is ‘sick’: Musician believes music has been left behind the line since the pandemic began, but is optimistic about Gorillaz’s new music (pictured above four lively members of the band virtual)
Excited: Damon worked on carnival-themed music with Gorillaz and said they were coming back to the spirit of the first record (Damon pictured above performing in France 2016)
âI worked on carnival-themed music with Gorillaz with a lot of people from West London.
We’re really getting back to the spirit of the first record, âhe revealed.
Their self-titled debut album, released in 2001, reached number 3 on the UK charts and was so successful that it earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘Most Successful Virtual Band’.
New Music: Gorillaz is headlining the Cornwall Boardmasters Festival, which takes place in August (above: Damon performs at the Glastonbury Festival Global Livestream in May)
Gorillaz is headlining the Cornwall Festival Boardmasters in August and Damon revealed he can’t wait to go back: âWe have waited patiently and will wait longer. Everyone has been missed.
The icon, who released his solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows in November, told NME it was difficult to “truly express” how he felt about politics.
He said: “There are a few that were all there and in the same room when Brexit was conceived. Some of them are no longer there and seem to be sore losers.
Damon Albarn is releasing The Nearer The Fountain, The More Pure The Stream Flows on November 12 via Transgressive Records, ahead of a series of solo tour dates in early 2022. Gorillaz will headline The O2 in London on Wednesday 11 August, with appearances scheduled for Boardmasters 2021 and Primavera Sound 2022.
The icon is releasing his solo album The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows in November (pictured above at Glastonbury in 2016)