Blur frontman Damon Albarn admitted he might be recording solo material soon. In a recent interview for BBC, musician said that he’s experimenting with synthesizers and will most probably record the result under his own name: “This week we’re mucking around with these Russian synthesizers in a very loose mind of doing some kind of record under my name”, said he and added that though the record can be called solo, he doesn’t really like the sound of it. “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”.
It’s not really clear who is he working with on this new material. Most probably it’s Blur, for the musician was talking earlier about the band playing at Olympics closing ceremony which he prefers to think as of a show for London instead, for Olympic games are to commercialized and too corporate in his opinion.
“We’re putting on another celebration for the official closure of the Olympic Games”, said Damon, “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. It’s celebrating our extraordinary multi-cultural potential – as a torch for the world in that sense. So yeah, I’m there with that”.
As we’ve reported earlier, Blur are set to headline the Olympics closing ceremony in London on August 12. Damon Albarn’s opera Dr Dee was released on May 7 through Parlophone and will be staged in London’s Coliseum in June. You may watch album’s interactive sampler below.