Albarn On Blur Legacy

Singer recalls Peel Session

Blur singer Damon Albarn has been busy taking over from Zane Lowe on Radio 1, and the singer has revealed he is afraid that the newly reformed group won’t live up to their legacy.

Albarn has been busy of late, running an opera, demoing new material for Gorillaz and rehearsing with Blur. The singer took over from Lowe on Radio 1 and played some archive Blur material from the BBC.

The band played a Peel session in the late DJ’s home, which Albarn played a ten minute segment of. Speaking afterwards the singer said “this is one of the highlights of being in Blur. I’m going to have to work hard to get back to that standard.”

Albarn also took time to play three Gorillaz demos, and admitted that “I keep changing – it’s not finished by any means. It’s really hard to know when something’s done – if I haven’t got it right I’ll throw it away.”

Blur are set to play two dates in Hyde Park during the summer, with smaller re-union dates yet to be announced.

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