While there has been lots of discussion about the future of Blur and Gorillaz, Damon Albarn has now revealed that he is working on a solo album. In a conversation with BBC Radio 4's Front Row the British musician shared that he is currently spending time in the recording studio crafting solo material that will result in a solo offering.
"This week we're mucking around with these Russian synthesizers in a very loose mind of doing some kind of record under my name. I suppose you could call it a solo record, but I don't like that word. It sounds very lonely - solo. I don't really want to be solo in my life. But yeah, I'm making another record."
He also commented on his association with the Olympics and Blur's upcoming concert at the Hyde Park on August 12, labeling it "for London" rather than as a celebration of the games. The gig has been put on to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympic games, although Albarn states that he is not too ken to be involved with the games.
"The corporate side I find a bit depressing. There's too much of it [sponsorship]. A lot of people see it differently. We're putting on another celebration for the official closure of the Olympic Games. But we're putting it on for London and people who hopefully want to sing their hearts out in a park. I'm signed up to the idea of regeneration in London and putting on a good account of ourselves; definitely."