Blur frontman Damon Albarn set to unveil folk-soul 'empty club music' solo album.
Damon Albarn is finally set to go solo as he unveils his long-anticipated debut album Everyday Robots on April 28th 2014.
Blur is still an ongoing project
The Blur frontman is definitely a workaholic of the music industry, with his solo project being unleashed while his newly reunited Britpop band and his virtual band with Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz, are still ongoing. Little has been revealed about the album as of yet, though in 2011 he told Q magazine that it would a record of 'empty club music' and last year he revealed in an interview to Rolling Stone that it would be 'sort of folk soul'.
So, although we haven't got a clue what sort of sound we might expect (we know just how eclectic he is with one of his many musical projects being inspired by music from Mali), what we do know is that it will include collaborations with Brian Eno and Bat For Lashes and it is being produced by Richard Russell from XL Recordings (The Prodigy, Thom Yorke). Damon and Richard have previously worked with each other on several projects, including Mali Music and the co-production of Bobby Womack's album The Bravest Man in the Universe.