Damon Albarn completes solo album
By Andy Malt | Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013
Damon Albarn has recently finished work on a solo album, he has told Rolling Stone. The record is produced by XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, with whom Albarn collaborated on Bobby Womack’s ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’ album.
Albarn says: “[Richard and I] really enjoy 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. Richard does the kind of rhythmic side of it and I do everything else”.
He added that a new Blur album was still a possibility, with the band considering recording one while touring various European festivals this summer: “We’ve got a couple of occasions when we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. So we might make the record in a week. If we can, it would be nice”.