Since Blur reunited in 2008 after a long hiatus, they’ve released a few tracks, and at some point, there were murmurs that a new full length album would be on the way. However, Damon Albarn now says that he doesn’t see Blur releasing a new album anytime soon.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the status of Blur, he said, “It’s a big part of my life. I’ll never abandon the spirit of it ever. It’s kind of in me.
“There is material,” added the singer, who is releasing his debut solo album, Everyday Robots, in April. “But I can’t foresee us in the near future being in a position to finish it. We’re just all doing other stuff.”
Albarn also spoke about one of his other projects, Gorillaz, saying, “Apart from the visuals, I am Gorillaz. I am the recording when it comes to Gorillaz. It’s complicated since it’s just me. Just because I was a cartoon… There’s no difference, really… It’s a bit embarrassing for me to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ about stuff that’s my stuff anyway. I just don’t see it like that. I’ve been playing Gorillaz songs in rehearsal and some of them sound really fresh, so I’ll definitely be playing them on my tour. So, is Gorillaz here or is it not here?
He continued, “What makes Gorillaz? We always have different musicians when we play live. The only constant thing, I suppose, is myself. And I’m still here. Is my new album, in a way, a Gorillaz record? It’s not, but that sounds… I’ve dug myself into an enormous hole now, haven’t I? Sorry.”