Damon Albarn's solo career stretches across projects, genres and styles, with the songwriter throwing himself into all manner of new challenges.
Yet for many fans, Albarn will forever be linked to the ghosts of Blur and Gorillaz. Well, in recent interviews the London artist has signalled his intention to return to those projects.
First: Blur. Largely silent since those triumphant concerts in 2012, a proposed new album from the Britpop collective has stalled. Previously quoted as saying the band's cancelled shows at Australia's Big Day Out festival would be their last, Damon Albarn now dismisses those statements as "bollocks".
"I said it's the last gig of a brilliant period we spent doing these gigs" he told the NME, "and we didn't want to sully it by going to something that was badly organised and where things weren't as they should have been."
"Everything is good between us all. I'm sure we'll play again at some point," he continued. "It'd be mad to go the rest of our life and never play any of those songs again."
Secondly: Gorillaz. The cartoon group went on hiatus after the global success of third album 'Plastic Beach' but it seems that Damon Albarn can envisage their return.
"I can definitely see another Gorillaz-esque record at some point, yeah," he told NME. "That will almost definitely happen. I could put a Gorillaz record out next week; I've got enough stuff I haven't finished."