Damon Albarn has announced plans for new album 'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows'.
The songwriter has signed to Transgressive Records for the new project – the label once released an excellent solo album by Blur comrade Graham Coxon, fact fans.
'The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows' is out on November 12th, and it was originally intended as an instrumental cycle designed to encapsulate the Icelandic landscape.
A country Damon Albarn knows well, he decided to revisit the music and steer it in a song-driven direction, lifting a quote from the poet John Clare as a title.
He comments: “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”
Material from the album aired at the Live From Worthy Farm event last month, with the title track online now.
Check it out below.
The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
Royal Morning Blue
Darkness To Light
The Tower Of Montevideo
Giraffe Trumpet Sea
Photo Credit: Linda Brownlee
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