Damon Albarn Describes 'Creative' Heroin Use

"It turns you into a very isolated person..."
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn has always kept certain sections of his life away from the spotlight.

The Blur singer experimented with drugs throughout his time in the band, and recently opened up about his dabble with heroin.

Speaking to Q Magazine, Damon Albarn said: "I hate talking about heroin because of my family. But, for me, it was incredibly creative. It freed me up… A combination of that and playing simple, beautiful, repetitive shit in Africa changed me completely as a musician. I somehow managed to break out of something with my voice. I can only say heroin was incredibly productive for me."

Claiming to have given up heroin with the aid of just two aspirin tablets, Damon Albarn added: "It turns you into a very isolated person. Ultimately, anything that you are truly dependent on is not good."

Finishing, the singer explained that he applied a regimented process to his drug use - claiming to be a "five days on, two days off" user.

(via NME)

Damon Albarn's new album 'Everyday Robots' is set to be released on April 28th. Tracklisting:

1 Everyday Robots
2 Hostiles
3 Lonely Press Play
4 Mr. Tembo
5 Parakeet
6 The Selfish Giant
7 You and Me
8 Hollow Ponds
9 Seven High
10 Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11 The History of a Cheating Heart
12 Heavy Seas of Love

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