Are Blur Working On New Material?

Damon Albarn drops hints...
Blur

Damon Albarn has dropped a few hints suggesting that Blur are set to record new material.

Amid a sea of re-unions, reformations and comebacks, the return of Blur was perhaps the one handled with the most dignity and respect. Calling time on their second wind at Hyde Park last summer, the band have been dogged by ferocious speculation ever since.

Damon Albarn, though, has other projects to attend to. Currently working on bringing his musical 'Monkey: Journey To The West' over to the United States, the songwriter took part in a Q&A with Stateside journalists.

Chatting freely, the Wall Street Journal report that Albarn claimed new Blur material was still a possibility. For now, though, the songwriter is working on a solo album with XL Recordings boss Richard Russell.

Probed about his solo material, Damon Albarn responded: "You can hear a lot, what's going on. It's quite intimate."

According to the NME, the songwriter recently enthused about the partnership with Richard Russell. "We worked together on the Bobby Womack record, and really enjoyed working together. He's done spectacularly well as a music mogul, but I think he wants to focus his energy on producing records. Making a solo record can be such a disaster, so I thought if we're going to make a record with my name on it, I should get someone to really produce it – take that responsibility away from myself."

Here's 'Under The Westway'.

 

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