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Damon Albarn opens up about drug use

on March 27, 2014, 12:14pm

As Damon Albarn makes the rounds in support of his forthcoming solo debut, Everyday Robots, he’s speaking candidly about his past drug use.

In a new interview with Q magazine (via The Independent), Albarn said that he began using heroin “at the height of Britpop” and found it be “incredibly productive”.

“I hate talking about this because of my daughter, my family. But, for me, it was incredibly creative,” Albarn explained. “A combination of [heroin] and playing really simple, beautiful, repetitive shit in Africa changed me completely as a musician. I found a sense of rhythm. I somehow managed to break out of something with my voice.”

Albarn has been clean for several years and stressed that drugs are “cruel, cruel thing.” He continued, “[Heroin] does turn you into a very isolated person and ultimately anything that you are truly dependent on is not good.”

Albarn also addresses his drug use on Everyday Robots, specifically in the song “You and Me”. Below, watch footage of him performing the song at this month’s BBC 6 Music Festival.

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Mark
April 30, 2014 at 12:56 am

What is it with the typos on this site? Do you not have a proofreader?

sybfromthemoon
March 29, 2014 at 10:40 am

Very much looking forward to the album in the meantime check out the Gorillaz Live on the Moon and an imaginary lost Blur album http://themoonfromsyb.blogspot.com/2014/02/gorillaz-live-on-moon.html

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